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Tag: April 23 election

April
16th

Residents in Orting fire district to vote on levy in spring election

Orting residents have received mail-in ballots to vote on a fire district levy that would generate $825,000 in annual revenue, covering a four-year period through 2017.

Orting Valley Fire & Rescue, Fire District No. 18, is requesting funds for district maintenance and operations, according to the voters pamphlet and Pierce County Elections.

“We wouldn’t ask if we didn’t think we needed (the funds),” said Zane Gibson, the district’s fire chief. “We aren’t trying to do anything new we are just trying to keep the lights on.”

If approved in the April 23 election, Proposition 1 would

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April
12th

Bonney Lake holds special election to vote on parks district

Voters in Bonney Lake have received mail-in ballots for a special election determining whether the city will create a Bonney Lake park district, according to a city newsletter.

If approved in the April 23 election, the Bonney Lake Metropolitan Park District would create a supplemental tax and operate as a distinct taxing authority for the “management, control, improvement, maintenance, and acquisition of parks, parkways, boulevards, and recreational facilities,” according to the release.

The Bonney Lake City Council would serve as the ex officio Park District board, according to the release, assessing the needs and park functions that the district would

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