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Commissioners call special budget meeting for South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Three commissioners will vote to approveĀ South Whidbey Fire/EMS's $3.1 million budget tonight at a special meeting.

The budget must be submitted to Island County by Nov. 29. The emergency response district's coffers were padded a bit when voters approved a 15-cent levy lift in November. South Whidbey residents will pay 76 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value for fire and emergency medical services from the six fire stations on South Whidbey.

Commissioners are expected to discuss about $400,000 of possible maintenance improvements, which may or may not be approved. The draft budget will be the seventh revision.

The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Freeland station, located at 5535 Cameron Road.

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