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By Christy Lochrie
For The Sentinel 

EMS levy still gets many questions and common misconceptions


Voting ballots have been mailed and voting is underway for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) District, with mail-in ballots due for the primary election by Aug. 6. The EMS District vote is for a six-year tax levy to support ambulance service in Klickitat County, including Goldendale.

The tax levy is $0.30 per $1,000 of property valuation, or $30 per year for a home that is valued at $100,000. Levy proceeds are anticipated at $875,000 county-wide per year over the six-year levy term. Senior citizen and disabled persons exemptions for the levy apply.

In order to pass, voters must approve the levy with a super majority. A super majority means that at least 60 percent of turn-out voters...

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