South Whidbey fire chief looks to promote levy

Rusty Palmer, chief of South Whidbey Fire/EMS, is welcoming invitations to speak with community service groups, civic associations and church groups about the district’s upcoming levy lid lift. People interested in learning about the proposed levy increase may contact Palmer at 321-1533 or

South Whidbey Fire/EMS is asking voters for a 15-cent levy lid lift on the ballot in November. The money will be used to maintain and replace emergency equipment, along with training for more than 75 volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians, according to a news release. Officials said the volunteer help saves taxpayers $1.15 million per year.

If approved, the levy rate would be 76 cents per $1,000 assessed property value.

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