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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF BALLOT TITLE RECEIVED NOTICE OF ELECTION Notice is hereby given that on February 28, 2019; a ballot title was filed by Jefferson Rural Fire Protection District with the Marion County Clerk for an election to be held on May 21, 2019. The ballot title submitted by the District is as follows: Caption: Five Year Local Option Tax for Operations Question: Shall the District levy taxes of $0.38 per $1000 of assessed value for five years beginning 2019-20 for operations? This measure may cause property taxes to increase more than three percent. Summary: Jefferson Rural Fire Protection District provides ambulance, EMS and fire response within a 97 square mile area in Marion and Linn Counties. In 2018-19 the District experienced a significant decrease in property tax revenue after a change in the service area. The Board conducted a review of the District and identified several needs such as replacing a 2004 ambulance, a 1982 water tender, station maintenance, equipment maintenance and improve staffing. With the reduced revenues and identified needs the Board of Director’s is asking the voters for a 5-year local option levy with a tax rate of $0.38 per $1000 of assessed value. Homeowners with average assessed value of $190,000.00 at the proposed amount of $0.38 per thousand would result in a homeowner paying $72.20 in property taxes. The measure would raise approximately $260,777.00 in 2019-20, $268,600.00 in 2020-21, $276,658.00 in 2021-22, $284,958.00 in 2022-23 and $293,507.00 in 2023-24 for a total of $1,384,500.00 The estimated tax cost for this measure is an ESTIMATE ONLY based on the best information available from the county assessor at the time of estimate and may reflect the impact of early payment discounts, compression and the collection rate. Any elector dissatisfied with this ballot title may petition the Circuit Court of Marion County seeking a different ballot title. Petitions must be filed with the court not later than 5:00 p.m., March 11, 2019, (7th business day after receipt of the ballot title) with appropriate notification, as required by law, to the Marion County Clerk. Dated this 28th day of February, 2019 at Salem, Oregon. Bill Burgess, Marion County Clerk Statesman Journal March 1, 2019

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