Public hearing set to weigh levy lid lift for Lacey Fire District

Staff writerApril 16, 2014 

Lacey firefighter Jess Moore deploys a line of fire hose June 12th during a fire training session as Chris Sharp, a Bellingham firefighter himself and videographer, produces a training video for the dept. at the Mark Noble Regional Fire Training Center in Olympia.Eleven of 12 firefighters needed to help increase the force of the Lacey Fire District 3 crew are completing their final training before graduating Saturday. Twelve firefighters will be hired thanks to a federal grant, which will allow the district to reopen the Willamette Station that closed early 2012.(STEVE BLOOM/staff photographer)

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The Board of Fire Commissioners have scheduled a public hearing for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Lacey Fire District headquarters to seek input on a potential levy lid lift ballot measure for the August primary.

Fire District Headquarters is at 1231 Franz St. SE, Lacey.

The levy lid lift ballot measure is on the table because federal grant funding, which covered 12 firefighter positions and restored staffing at the fire station in Hawks Prairie on Willamette Drive, is set to expire in early 2015.

Fire districts are funded exclusively by property taxes, so a restoration of the levy to its full capacity is the only mechanism currently available to provide for sustainable funding, the fire district said in a news release.

For more information, call Fire Chief Steve Brooks at 360-239-8593, or check the website at www.laceyfire.com, or find Lacey Fire District 3 on Facebook.

 

 

 

Rolf Boone rboone@theolympian.com 360-754-5403

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