NOTICE of Measure Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Riverdale Fire District board has referred the following measure to voters in the Riverdale Fire District, at the Nov. 6, 2018, General Election. Any registered voter dissatisfied with the Ballot Title may file a petition with the Multnomah County Circuit Court for review on or before 5:00 PM, June 27, 2018. Any person filing a challenge must also file a copy of the challenge with the Director of Elections, 1040 SE Morrison St., Portland, by the end of the next business day after the petition is filed with the Circuit Court. - Tim Scott, Multnomah County Director of Elections

Ballot Title

CAPTION: Renew five year local option levy for Riverdale Fire District

QUESTION: Shall existing special operating levy of $.50 per $1,000 of assessed value be extended for 5 years? This measure renews current local option taxes.

SUMMARY: This measure continues and increases local 5 year option initially adopted November 5, 2002. This measure authorizes the Board of Directors to levy taxes needed for the annual cost of emergency services provided to Riverdale residents. The District presently operates with the aid of a 5 year local option tax which expires June 30, 2019. This measure continues the local option tax, which is $.050 per $1,000 for 5 years beginning 2019-2020. The tax is necessary to pay the contract costs for emergency fire and medical services. - Tim Scott, Multnomah County Director of Elections

The estimated local option taxes over 5 years are:

2019-2020: $ 370,800

2020-2021: $ 381,924

2021-2022: $ 393,382

2022-2023: $ 405,183

2023-2024: $ 417,339

The estimated total tax raised over 5 years if the maximum levy is assessed would be $1,968,628.

The Board of Directors intends to levy taxes each year only in an amount that meets the District's needs for emergency services. The amount assessed under the prior levy was $.25 per $1,000 for 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019.

The estimated tax cost for this measure is an ESTIMATE ONLY based on the best information available from the county assessor at the time of estimate and may reflect the impact of early payment discounts, compression and the collection rate.