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North Highline Fire District Benefit Charge

North Highline Fire District Benefit Charge

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White Center Now upload of a fact sheet about the NHFD benefit charge on the August 5, 2014 ballot.
White Center Now upload of a fact sheet about the NHFD benefit charge on the August 5, 2014 ballot.

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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 Benet 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 Benet Charge is, how it will affect us and why our commissioners unanimously approved it.
What Is A Benet Charge?
A Benet Charge restructures the way the re district collects money from property owners. It is a fee that is based on specic attributes of a structure (like building size and use) and it‘s risk of re. The Benet 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 Benet 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 Benet Charge, property taxes would be reduced to $1.00 per $1,000 and then a benet charge is added to calculate the total payment to the re district.Under a Benet 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 Benet Charge. Exemptions remain in effect for low-income senior citizens and disabled persons.
2014 King County Primary Election
Proposition No. 1 - Benet 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 Benet 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
White Center.
$1.50$1.00 per $1,000Benefit ChargeAmount Due to the FD

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