The two measures on the April 26th special election ballot are passing. The Grapeview School District’s Maintenance and Operations Levy has an approval rate of nearly 63% while Mason County Fire District 16’s Property Tax Levy Lid Lift is being approved by just under 59%. Both measures need a simple majority to pass.
The Grapeview School District asked voters to approve a four-year M&O levy at a rate of $1.08 per thousand of assessed property value and 62.72% of them said “Yes”. That’s 525 in favor and 312 against.
In Fire District 16 which serves the Dayton area west of Shelton from approximately Deegan Road West to just east of Lake Nahwatzel; from just north of Lost Lake to Eells Hill Road, 58.92% of the voters said “Yes” to raising the Fire District’s regular property tax levy for maintenance and operations to an amount not to exceed $1.50 per thousand of assessed value. That’s 175 in favor and 122 against.
Election officials in the Mason County Auditor’s Office counted 1,135 ballots Tuesday making the turnout for this special election 38.29%. More ballots will be counted today (Wednesday, April 27). The election will be certified on May 6th.