Voters will be asked in November to approve or reject a permanent $1.1 million levy override for the Kuna Rural Fire District. An override means the fire district’s tax levy rate will permanently change to accrue the $1.1 million for the district.
The fire district’s tax levy rate in 2017 was about $120 per $100,000 of taxable value, according to the Ada County Assessor’s office.
The fire district board of commissioners approved putting a the $1.1 million levy override measure on the November ballot during a special Saturday, Sept. 1 meeting. The deadline to add the measure to the November ballot is Sept. 7.
The potential levy was initially discussed at a public meeting Aug. 22. Details about the levy override may have changed since the meeting and are currently being finalized by fire district officials, according to Robin Ward, administrative officer for the fire district.
An estimated dollar amount for the levy rate change and money allotment for areas of personnel, apparatus and equipment and future station needs were discussed at the Aug. 22 meeting. Information about those details is planned to be made available after the board of commissioners Sept. 12 meeting.
The board meets 7 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month at the fire station. Meetings are open to the public.