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Clark County Fire District 10 to seek tax levy lift in August

By , Columbian staff writer
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Clark County Fire District 10 will ask voters to increase its levy in the Aug. 2 primary election to boost staffing at the department.

The ballot measure seeks to raise the current levy rate of $0.82 to $1.35 per $1,000 in property value.

Calls to Fire District 10 have increased from 822 in 2020 to 902 in 2021, and the department anticipates over 1,000 per year by 2024, according to a news release.

The agency has 46 volunteers and five staff members. The news release states the department struggles whenever there is more than one call at a time and hopes to increase its response times to the west side of its service district.

The levy lift, if approved, would cost the owner of a $400,000 house an additional $214.36 per year, the news release states.

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