Salem, Ore. – Marion County Fire District #1 is pleased to announce that our Local Option Levy appears to have passed thanks to the support and generosity of our community. As a special service district, Marion County Fire District #1 is governed by an elected Board of Directors who must make policy decisions that ensure the highest level of fire and life safety services provided in the most cost effective manner.
“Making the decision to seek a levy in these times was not an easy one for our Board of Directors to make. It is not easy to ask for more money from taxpayers in a good economy, and in this economy it was certainly tougher”, said Chief Henson. “Passage of this measure will enable us to continue our fire and EMS services without interruption or reduction and we are overwhelmingly grateful for your support” said Board President Randy Franke.
While this levy allows MCFD#1 to maintain current services, both Chief Henson and Board President Franke agree that looking forward to the future of fire/EMS services, collaborative service deployment with neighboring fire agencies may still be the most vital option for long term sustainability.
News Release from: Willamette Valley Fire & Rescue Authority