The Rainbow Fire and Water District is asking voters to renew a local option fee to maintain fire protection services.
County voters on the Nov. 8 ballot to renew the five-year contract. The levy, along with their regular rate, will pay for the district’s fire services contract with Eugene Springfield Fire, according to Superintendent Jamie Porter.
“Our historical fixed rate levels are insufficient to pay the full amount of the contract,” Porter said. “We appreciate the services provided by Eugene Springfield Fire. The continued support of this payment will allow us to maintain a high level of service.”
The ballot measure would renew a measure first passed in 2017. Its current iteration expires in 2024.
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The tax is $1.71 per $1,000 of property value assessed outside of the regular rate.
Appraised value differs from the amount a home can sell for on the market.
Go to find out the appraised value of your home bit.ly/lane-county-easy-property-lookup and send it to your address after accepting the terms and conditions.
When the site finds your property, click the number next to “Tax Account Information.”
On a new page that should open in a separate tab, move to the table that shows the assessed value in the first row. The current data shows the assessed value for 2021 to 2011.
Once you’ve found your assessed value, divide by 1,000 and multiply by 1.73 to find out how much the tax will cost per year.
The rate is the same as the previous payment renewal. It would cost an average of $367 a year for homes valued at $217,642.
The proposed rate for the 24/25 financial year is approximately $832,200; $856,000 in 2025/26; $881.00 in 2026/27; $907,000 in 2026/27; and $933,000 in FY27/28, according to the ballot measure notice.
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