Letters to the Editor

To All Upper McKenzie Voters


October 6, 2022 | View PDF

Our fire department needs your help! This week, ballots for the November election will be arriving. One of the measures is a renewal of the levy for the Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Protection District (RFPD).

Five years ago, the Fire District absorbed the responsibilities of EASE, the local volunteer medical response. A 5-year levy was passed to pay the additional expenses of medical responses. Now that levy needs to be renewed, and I ask you to vote YES! We want to still have well-equipped volunteers come to our emergency.

We have seen this department grow more professional and recruit more volunteers. This is partially because you chose to fund the district adequately five years ago. The need is greater now (24% more emergency responses this year than last) and the challenges of recovering from the Holiday Farm Fire continue. Please, vote yes on Measure 20-334 Local Option Levy for EMS and Fire Services.

Margaret Godfrey

37 year resident


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