TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE, WASHINGTON
AN ORDINANCE providing for a special election authorizing an excess levy each year for a period of six (6) consecutive years to provide emergency medical care and emergency medical services.
WHEREAS, the Town Council did have approved by the electors in 1979 a regular tax in an amount equal to 25 or less per $1,000.00 of assessed value of property to augment the cost of emergency medical services for a six (6) year period, 1980 through 1985; and
WHEREAS, in the judgment of the Town Council it is essential and necessary for the protection of the health and life of residents of the town that first aid protection services and medical care services be provided, now, therefore,
THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE, WASHINGTON DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. In order to provide the revenue to pay the costs of providing emergency medical care and emergency medical services and to maintain reserve funds sufficient to assure the continuation of such services, the town shall levy each year for a period of six (6) consecutive years beginning in 1985 and collect each year for a period of six (6) consecutive years, beginning in 1986, a general tax on taxable property within the town, in addition to the regular levy for maintenance and operation costs, an amount not to exceed 25 per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation of such property.
Section 2. In accordance with Chapter 200 of the Laws of 1979, First Estraordinary Session, the funds raised by such levy shall be used only for the provision of emergency medical care and emergency medical services, including related personnel
costs, training for such personnel, and related equipment, supplies, vehicles and structures needed for the provision of emergency medical care and emergency medical services.
Section 3. There shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the town for their ratification or rejection at the general election on November 5, 1985, in conjunction with the state general election to be held on the same date, a question of whether or not such levy for emergency medical care and emergency medical services, in addition to the regular levy for maintenance and operation, shall be made each year for a period of six (6) consecutive years, the first levy to be made in 1985 and to be
collected in 1986. The Town Council hereby requests the Auditor of Pierce County, as ex-officio supervisor of elections, to submit the following proposition at such general election, in the form of a ballot entitled substantially as follows:
SPECIAL ELECTION--PROPOSITION NO. 1
TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE REGULAR PROPERTY TAX LEVY For Emergency Medical Service
SHALL THE TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE BE AUTHORIZED TO IMPOSE REGULAR PROPERTY TAX LEVIES OF 25 PER $1,000.00 OF ASSESSED VALUATION FOR EACH OF SIX (6) CONSECUTIVE YEARS TO BE USED FOR THE PROVISION OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES?
TAX LEVY YES
TAX LEVY NO
Section 4. This ordinance shall become effective five (5) days from and after its passage, approval and publication as required by law.
Passed by the Town Council and approved by the Mayor of the Town of South Prairie, Washington, at a regular meeting thereof this 3rd day of September, 1985.
Mayor Layne Ross
Approved as to form: