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