The district operates with a permanent property tax rate of $1.0335 per $1,000 of assessed value. The rate was established in 2003 when the new district was formed. The District's revenue comes from property taxes (55%), billings for ambulance services and FireMed membership fees (44%), and other income (less than 1%).

On November 6th of 2012 voters approved ballot measure 20-205, a 5 year local option levy of $0.47 per $1000.  


budget-sml   South Lane County Fire & Rescue Approved Budget for Fiscal Year 15/16


2015 Bond Proposal

The Board of Directors of South Lane County Fire & Rescue have elected to place an Equipment Bond on the ballot for the 2015 November General Election. The proposed bond will generate an estimated 2.6 Million dollars. The plan is to purchase a much needed ladder truck and replace two aging fire engines and also purchase two water tenders. Replacing the current, aged out fleet provides safer, up to date apparatus with firefighting capabilities not currently available. These fleet upgrades will directly impact fire protection in the entire fire district.

FACTS: General Obligation Bond

5 ½ year term

Estimated rate is $0.30/$1000 of assessed value

Estimated Total Revenue: 2.6 million

Impact: $30 per $100,000


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233 Harrison Ave
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
tel: (541) 942-4493
fax: (541) 942-3367

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