Levy passes to fund additional coverage for Hoodland Fire
Hoodland Fire District's levy has passed. In an effort to provide as much aid as possible in the event of an emergency, the Hoodland Fire District presented a five-year local option levy of 25 cents per $1,000 of assessed value on the May 21 ballot.
That measure (Ballot Measure 3-546) passed with 678 votes, and 287 against.
The additional dollars will fund the 24/7 availability of three firefighter/paramedics with Advanced Life Support training. The district plans for one of the new hires to be a deputy chief firefighter/paramedic, ensuring "command coverage 24/7 and allow(ing) for faster response to many second-call situations that would otherwise have to wait 20 minutes or more for responders from Sandy Fire or other districts to arrive."
According to the statement from the district, "the cost to the individual property owner of the local option levy (will) vary depending on the assessed value (not market value) of their property. For residential property with an assessed value of $150,000, about average for residential property in the district, the cost of a 25-cent local option levy would be $38 per year or about $3 per month."