By a narrow margin, voters in the Riverdale Rural Fire Protection District (located in Clackamas and Multnomah counties), approved a five-year local option levy in the vote-by-mail election Tuesday.

The levy adds 60 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation to the current $1.236 permanent levy. This brings the total rate to $1.736 for the five-year period.

In the Multnomah County portion of the district, 201 voters supported the levy compared to 167 opposed; in the Clackamas County portion of the district, 64 people voted yes and 45 voted no.

That translates in 265 votes in favor and 212 votes against in the two counties.

Currently, the district contracts with the city of Lake Oswego for emergency fire protection and medical services. RRFPD board of directors have indicated eventually a rate of $.50 will be necessary to provide these services by contracting with an adjacent city or fire district.

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