CANBY FIRE DISTRICT REPLACEMENT LOCAL OPTION LEVY
Approved by Canby Citizens
November 4, 2015
Canby Fire District voters have approved the local option levy by 70.29 % as of November 4, 2015. The Board of Directors, Staff, and Firefighters would like to express our sincere appreciation to the citizens of Canby for their support in the election. Fire Chief Jim Davis said “It was our goal to get the facts out to the citizens and to let them decide. We continue to receive overwhelming support from our citizens.”
Canby Fire responded to over 2,200 emergencies in 2014 and continues to experience increases in calls for service in 2015. The percentage of these emergencies occurring in the same time period has grown from 19% to over 30% in the past three years, with most emergencies occurring between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Cost of the replacement levy will be 45¢ per $1,000 of assessed value, an 11¢ increase over the current local option levy of 34¢. For property assessed at $250,000, the levy will cost about $112 per year or about $9 a month.
Funds approved by voters will retain four firefighters/paramedics funded by the current levy, which expires in 2016, and will add two firefighter/paramedics during peak hours after July 1, 2016 when the new local option levy will take effect.
For more information contact:
CFD Fire Chief James X. Davis