The Lacey Fire District 3 board of commissioners will meet this week to discuss the property tax increase measure that will go before voters in November.
The workshop, which is open to the public, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at district headquarters, 1231 Franz St. S.E. in Lacey, according to a news release.
The district is proposing a levy rate increase to $1.50 per $1,000 assessed value, which would generate an additional $1.5 million in annual revenue, according to fire officials. The current rate is $1.18 per $1,000 assessed value.
If voters approve the tax increase, a home valued at $250,000 would pay an additional $50 in property taxes each year.
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The workshop is intended to help the board determine how the additional revenue would be spent. Last week, interim fire chief Gary Pearson said the extra money could be used to increase minimum staffing numbers and create a fund to replace the district’s aging engines.
Those with questions or wanting additional information are asked to contact Pearson at 360-528-2333 or go to the district’s website, www.laceyfire.com.