July 15, 2024 7:18 am

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Learn about the benefit charge on August primary ballot

South County Fire invites voters to several upcoming opportunities to learn about the benefit charge renewal on the August primary ballot.

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South County Fire is asking voters to consider a 10-year renewal of the benefit charge. The benefit charge was first approved by South County Fire voters in 2020 and reduces the maximum fire levy by a third. Residential homes pay less than higher risk industrial or commercial buildings because it takes fewer firefighters and fire trucks to put out a house fire a large commercial structure fire.

Everyone is invited to learn more about the benefit charge at these community presentations:

  • July 18, 1 p.m.
    • Lake Ballinger Center, 23000 Lakeview Drive, Mountlake Terrace
  • July 18, 6:30 p.m.
    • South County Fire Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett Attend in person or virtually through Zoom using Meeting ID 820 9070 5607.
  • July 23, 7 p.m.
    • Presentation during Brier City Council meeting Brier City Hall 2901 228th St. SW
  • July 24, 10:30 a.m.
    • Coffee and Conversation
    • Lynnwood Civic Center Fire Station, 18800 44th Ave. W
  • July 25, 7 p.m.
    • Presentation during Mountlake Terrace City Council meeting Mountlake Terrace City Hall, 23204 58th Ave. W

More information about the benefit charge can also be found online at www.southsnofire.org/ElectionInfo<http://www.southsnofire.org/ElectionInfo>, by emailing electioninfo@southsnofire.org<mailto:electioninfo@southsnofire.org> or calling 425-670-5319.

South County Fire provides fire and emergency medical services to nearly 300,000 residents of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated southwest Snohomish County.

SOURCE: South County Fire

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