Out of the four measures on the April 28th Special Election ballot only Mason County Fire District 6’s 10-year, 50 cents per thousand of assessed value Emergency Medical Services levy is passing.
After ballots were counted Tuesday night, the Union Fire Department’s EMS Levy has a 71.85 percent approval rate. That’s 485 voting “Yes” and 190 voting “No”.
The North Mason School District’s second attempt to pass a four-year Educational Programs and Operations levy is failing with 51.86 percent voting against the $2.16 per thousand of assessed value replacement levy. That’s 2,305 voting “No” and 2,140 voting “Yes”.
And both Mason County Fire District 16’s ballot propositions are failing. Just over half the voters in West Mason Fire rejected the measure to restore the property tax levy for maintenance and operations to the amount prior to the merger of Fire Districts 9 and 16. That’s 50.32 percent (316) voting “No” and 49.68 percent (312) voting “Yes”. The second proposition which would have been a permanent Emergency Medical Services Levy for operations and staffing of 50 cents per thousand of assessed value is short of the 60 percent needed to pass. The EMS levy received 53.35 percent approval. That’s 334 voting “Yes” and 292 voting “No”.
More ballots will be counted Wednesday.