Prop. 1 - Maintenance and Operations Levy
On August 1st, residents of District 9 will be asked to vote to replace an expiring Maintenance and Operations (M&O) measure.
The Maintenance & Operations Levy is a levy used to supplement regular property tax revenues to sustain current emergency response services to the community.
Why is the maintenance and operations levy needed?
The Fire District’s regular levy is insufficient to support the essential staffing for emergency response reliability, Capital Facility repair and replacement needs, and major equipment and apparatus purchases.
Our ability to provide service has also changed. McLane Fire Department was founded on the premise of neighbors helping neighbors. When the department was formed in 1953, it was exclusively a volunteer fire department. Training requirements were much less stringent than what is required of firefighters today. Volunteer recruitment and retention has also drastically declined over the last decade. With the need to maintain reliability to call response, the District has hired career firefighters to help fill the gap left by the decline in volunteers and assure response reliability. The regular levy cannot support this need.
Your McLane Black Lake Fire Department will be hosting M&O Levy Informational Meetings in person. All information meetings will start at 6:00 p.m.
July 11 - In person at Station 95 at 5911 Black Lake Blvd. SW., Olympia, WA
July 18 - In person at Station 94 at 6005 Cooper Point Rd NW, Olympia, WA
July 25 - In person at Station 93 at 2815 Summit Lake Shore Rd., Olympia, WA