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Tag: special elections


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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