PORT ANGELES – Clallam 2 Fire Rescue’s board has officially moved to ask voters to raise the district’s property tax levy.

Tuesday night, the board adopted a resolution that places the measure on the August 4th primary ballot.

The Fire District is seeking to increase the District’s levy amount in excess of the 1% limitation which requires voter approval. If approved, the levy would rise by $.50 to $1.36 per thousand of assessed property valuation.

District officials say that will allow them to hire an additional firefighter/EMT and firefighter/paramedic to start addressing long response times during peak demand hours. It would also fund an equipment and apparatus replacement plan for the district’s aging fleet of vehicles and medical and safety equipment.

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