Glide voters approve $2.5M new fire station

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Associated Press

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 12 at 1:31 PM

GLIDE, Ore. (AP) — Glide firefighters twice offered a price tag on a new fire station to voters, and twice, it failed.

The third time, it seems, was the charm: Voters have approved a $2.5 million bond to build a fire station for the Glide Rural Fire Protection District.

The Roseburg News-Review reports (http://bit.ly/SXmFdY ) the 12,020-square-foot station will double the capacity of the current 35-year-old station.

The bond will cost taxpayers up to 57 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation over 25 years, according to fire officials.

Voters in 2010 rejected a proposal to build a slightly larger $2.95 million station. In 2008, voters turned down a proposal to build a $3.85 million station.

The district has saved $280,000 since 2000 to contribute to the project.

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Information from: The News-Review, http://www.nrtoday.com

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