South Whidbey Fire/EMS budget takes hit with property dip

Voters approved a 15-cent levy increase for South Whidbey Fire/EMS. They likely won’t approve of the 3.01 percent decrease in Island County property values.

Fire Chief Rusty Palmer prepared two budgets, with and without the levy increase, for the commissioners to review. With the updated property value information, Palmer will adjust the revenue calculations. The fire district’s budget figures to be about $2.6 million.

The commissioners will meet to vote on the budget at 5 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Freeland station.


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