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By Dallas Smith
For The Sentinel 

Suit against county and Fire District 3 seeks to protect levy rate


A lawsuit against Fire District No. 3 and Klickitat County has been filed by the Committee for Fair Taxation from Klickitat County Fire Protection District No. 3. Its members object to the decision of Fire District No. 3 Commissioners to make the current property tax levy permanent. On Thursday, Dec. 19, a meeting was held to present information about the lawsuit to the public. “We were answering questions on how we got to where we are,” says District 3 Fire Chief Chuck Virts.

In 2007 there was a policy in place that stated if a levy lid lift didn’t specifically state that it was temporary, then the levy lid lift was permanent. The policy was revised in 2008, but when the levy lid l...

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