The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Sean C. Morgan
Of The New Era 

Fire district bond in hands of voters


April 19, 2016

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District voters will decide in the next few weeks whether to approve a general obligation bond levy the district will use to purchase equipment and construct and maintain buildings.

The six-year bond would cost property taxpayers 31 cents per $1,000, a reduction of 6 cents from the current bond, which will be paid off in early 2017.

The election is May 17. Ballots will be delivered to post offices on April 26. Early out-of-state ballots were mailed on April 18.

The two bonds may overlap slightly in 2017, said Battalion Chief Shannon Pettner. In the unlikely...

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