City Government, Election

Rural lane to vote on fire levy

Creswell and Cottage Grove residents on Tuesday are being asked to renew South Lane Fire and Rescue District’s funding levy, raising nearly $6.3 million for fire prevention and ambulance services. 

Over the past two decades, the levy has funded multiple full-time positions and 24/7 ambulance service to Cottage Grove and Creswell — and is a key source of funding for the South Lane Fire and Rescue District. Measure 20-278 — a renewal of a 47 cents per $1,000 of assessed value levy — was described as necessary by Division Chief Joe Raade.  . . .