North Highline Fire District
King County Fire District #11
Ballots Due August 5, 2014 - Proposition No. 1
In the 2014 King County Primary Election, there is a ballot measure for a Benet Charge for the North High
-line Fire District, Proposition No. 1. This fact sheet is intended to help the people in our district understand what
a Benet Charge is, how it will affect us and why our commissioners unanimously approved it.
What Is A Benet Charge?
A Benet Charge restructures the way the re district collects money from property owners. It is a fee that is based on specic attributes of a structure (like building size and use) and it‘s risk of re. The Benet Charge is not a tax and is not tied to assessed values of property like traditional property taxes that are paid to the re district.
How Will A Benet Charge Affect You?
Currently in our district, property owners pay $1.50 tax per $1,000 of assessed value to the re district (except for exempt properties which pay $0). With a Benet Charge, property taxes would be reduced to $1.00 per $1,000 and then a benet charge is added to calculate the total payment to the re district.Under a Benet Charge, owners of homes and small structures pay less than owners of large buildings. Property taxes are reduced by 1/3 and replaced by the Fire Benet Charge. Exemptions remain in effect for low-income senior citizens and disabled persons.
2014 King County Primary Election
Proposition No. 1 - Benet Charge
The North Highline Fire District is bordered by Seattle to the North and West, Burien to the South and the Duwamish River to the East. If you live in this area, the proposed Benet Charge will apply to you.The North Highline Fire District serves the citizens of Beverly Park, Boulevard Park, Mt. View, North Shorewood, South Park, Top Hat and
$1.50$1.00 per $1,000Benefit ChargeAmount Due to the FD