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Airway Heights Proposition 1, EMS levy

Proposal: The levy would pay, in part, for new defibulators to replace the three 15-year-old ones the department has now. Some money would pay to hire a part-time firefighter during the day. Airway Heights Fire Chief Mitch Metzger said 80 percent of calls are medically related and volume is increasing. This year the department expects to respond to 1,400 calls, about 200 more than last year, Metzger said. The department currently has four paid full-time firefighters on staff and about 40 volunteers. The district’s attempt to pass an EMS levy last year failed with 57 percent in support.

Tax impact on property owners: 25 cents per $1,000 property value. That’s $25 per year for the owner of a $100,000 property.

Total Collected Per Year: $114,000

Number Of Years: 6

Vote requirement: Needs 60 percent support to pass

Election results

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Option Votes Pct
Yes 336 66.40%
No 170 33.60%

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