Local Proposition Results: All passing except the Toppenish School District proposition
Bonds and levys were another big part of the ballot for voters in both Washington and Oregon.
All propositions are currently passing except one, concerning the Toppenish School District. The results below were pulled from the 8 p.m. update.
Benton Co. Fire District #1- Proposition 2:
The $3 million bond will renovate the Badger Canyon station and replace a fire ladder truck at the Finley station.
The maximum tax rate is estimated at $0.10 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation. The bond would be repaid from this annual property tax levy over 20 years.
It is passing with a 60.6% approval rate.
Easton School District #28- Proposition 1:
The $1.3 million levy would go towards improving school facilities.
It would cost $0.59 per every $1,000 of assessed property value from 2020 to 2023.
It is currently passing with a 57.5% approval rate.
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Prescott Joint Park and Recreation District- Proposition 1
The $123,000 levy would go toward maintenance and operation expenses.
It would cost $0.33 per every $1,000 of assessed property value.
It is currently passing with a 66.1% approval rate.
Waitsburg Park and Recreation District- Proposition 1
The $15,000 levy will finance the Parks and Recreation’s operations.
It will cost $0.10 per every $1,000 of assessed property value.
It is currently passing with a 60.1% approval rate.
Union Gap- Proposition 1
The proposition asked voters whether the city shall be annexed to be part of the Yakima County Rural Library District.
It would take over the 6,000 square foot building on the corner of Civic Center campus on Ahtanum road and would be the first local library since 2015.
It is currently passing with a 61.8% approval rate.
Toppenish School District #202- Proposition 1
The $10 million levy would renovate Toppenish High, creating a training room, career technical education classroom and redo the gym.
It would cost $2.50 per every $1,000 of assessed property value.
It is currently failing with only a 47% approval rate.
Hermiston School District #8R
The $82 million bond would go towards buying land for future schools, building new schools and adding on to Hermiston High.
It would not increase the current tax rate.
It is currently passing with a 52% approval rate.
Riverside Fire Protection District # 7- 406
The 180-thousand dollar levy to fund services for the city of Pendleton
Without those contracted services, there is the potential for increased homeowners insurance rates.
It is currently passing with an 83% approval rate.
Echo Fire District:
The $150,000 levy would reup the current tax rate to fund the financial operations of the city’s fire district.
It is currently passing with a 62% approval rate.
Milton-Freewater Ambulance Services Propositions
The first measure would disband the current district the ambulance serves.
The second would create a new district while also raising the current tax rate.
The first is currently passing with a 63% approval rate while the second is also passing with a 62% approval rate.
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