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 PROPOSITION 1 - APRIL 23, 2019 ELECTION


News Release 1/23/19

PROPOSITION NO. 1 - PROPOSED MERGER INTO KING COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT 10 WILL BE ON THE BALLOT AT THE APRIL 23, 2019 SPECIAL ELECTION

The Board of Commissioners took action at a Special Meeting, January 22, 2019 to place the merger question back on the ballot for the April 23, 2019 Special Election. The ballot measure requests voter approval to merge Fire District 27 (Fall City) into Fire District 10.
 


Fire Benefit Charge Information

Under the Merger Proposal the taxing formula will change for Fall City. Currently the District levies a regular levy of $1.20 per $1,000 of assessed value, and a Maintenance and Operations (M&O) levy which for 2019 is $0.36 per $1,000 of assessed value.

Under the new fee structure, for 2020, the regular levy would decrease to $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value, and a Fire Benefit Charge would be assessed on improvements on your properties. The M&O levy would not be collected in 2020.

Based on estimated fire benefit charges currently assessed by District 10 and estimated taxes approximately 78% of the 2,478 residential tax parcels in Fire District 27 would have a decrease in their fire assessments; the average savings is estimated at $136 per year. Approximately 15% or 375 parcels would see an increase in their fire assessments; the average increase is estimated at $66 per year. About 7% or 177 parcels would see no change. 

Of the 62 identified Commercial properties in Fire District 27; 21 parcels will see a tax decrease and 41 will see an increase. The above estimates were prepared using parcel information that was obtained from the King County Assessor's Office during the first week of November 2018 and uses an estimated tax rate and an estimated benefit charge. The actual tax rate and benefit charge that will be used to calculate the actual impacts will not be established until the budgeting process is completed in November 2019 and are dependent on the amount of the benefit charge. Using newer tax parcel or rate information for comparison may change the FBC relationship and accuracy of the estimate.

Proposed Merger Tax Comparison Report

To look up your property by address

To look up your property by parcel no.

►  D10-D27 Merger Summary Cost Document

What is a Fire Benefit Charge?

A Board appointed Committee was formed in January of 2018 to evaluate consolidation options for improving the District's service levels and long-term financial sustainability. The following informational reports were presented to the Board of Commissioners by the Committee:

Informational Reports:

7/24/18 Town Hall Meeting - Power Point Presentation

5/24/2018 Consolidation Committee Report to the Commissioners

Consolidation Committee Pro's/Con's

City of Snoqualmie Option Pro's/Con's

Map of Fire District 27

Map of Eastside Fire & Rescue

Map of Fire District 10

Map of City of Snoqualmie Fire & Rescue

Map of All King County Fire Protection Districts and Neighboring Cities

 

For more information call 425-222-5841 and ask for Chief Connor or email to king27@king27fire.com