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.
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