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Sherman Fire Protection Referenda does not pass


Sherman - Voters let their voice be heard on Tuesday, the votes spoke against the referenda to help provide new equipment for the Sherman Fire Protection District.

The first tax levy would have helped the Sherman Fire Protection District buy new equipment. The increase was to take place over a four year period. The second to help buy rescue tools, and the last to create paramedic services and purchase ambulances.

58 percent of voters were against increasing property tax limits. 78 percent said no to a new tax rate to support ambulance services, and 69 percent were against another new tax rate to buy EMT Equipment.

Now that the referenda failed they will no longer be able to increase employee shifts, or purchase new equipment. The fire district promises to continue to respond as quickly as they can with the tools, training, and volunteers they have.

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