The North Lincoln Fire District Board Wednesday night decided to put a measure on the May Ballot asking residents of their district for a 19-cent per thousand property tax increase. The $6.3 million dollar levy would buy new fire equipment, including a ladder truck and fire engines to replace aging equipment as well as upgrading the district’s 25th Street fire district headquarters.
Fire Chief Doug Kerr told News Lincoln County that the levy request has been long-time coming and that there will be a concerted effort to talk face-to-face with the public and local community service groups to clarify what is needed and how it will make residents of Lincoln City and surrounding areas safer and more secure – whether they’re in their homes or out and about in the community.
Chief Kerr says they’re refining their information on district needs, and will soon begin engaging north county residents to explain it all in specific detail. NewsLincolnCounty.com will be part of the fire district’s public outreach efforts which will involve written information to the public on what’s behind the tax levy increase, which, again, will appear on the May Ballot.