District 10 fire benefit charge notices mailed

January 27, 2015

The 2015 Fire Benefit Charge Notices have been mailed to each parcel owner within the fire district.

The notice includes a letter of explanation and the actual per-parcel FBC information.

Included in the per-parcel information is the charge formula, the square footage of record received from the King County Assessor’s Office, the use category and the total charge that will be included in the parcel owners 2015 property tax bill.

The charge notice is not a bill, and parcel owners are not required to do anything with it, unless they believe there is an error. The notice is an opportunity for the parcel owner to review the information used to calculate the charge before it is applied to their 2015 Property Tax Bill. The charge will appear on the tax bill under the “special” category. Read more

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New fire station dedication and open house is Jan. 24

January 20, 2015

Eastside Fire & Rescue will hold a dedication of Station 78, 20720 S.E. May Valley Road, at 10 a.m. Jan. 24, followed by an open house lasting until 1 p.m.

The free event is open to the public.

Fire commissioners from District 10, directors from EFR, fire administrators and firefighters will be on hand to greet those attending.

Station 78 was funded by a bond measure approved in 2012 by Fire District 10 voters. The new facility replaces a station that was located at S.E. 113th Street and state Route 900. Read more

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Fire District 10 assures Klahanie residents of continued service

October 8, 2013

Fire District 10 wants the Klahanie area to know it will have continued service in an uncertain future.

In a quickly planned meeting announced just the day before, administrators of Eastside Fire & Rescue and board members from Fire District 10 met Oct. 3 to pass a resolution seeking the first right to purchase Fire Station 83 should Sammamish decide to leave EFR and close the site. In short work, the leadership discussed the rationale behind the resolution and adopted it unanimously.

“There was a lot of speculation of what was going to happen to the fire protection there should Issaquah annex Klahanie or Sammamish choose to close Fire Station 83,” Fire Chief Lee Soptich said. “We have these different scenarios floating out there. And paramount in my mind is that I think it’s important to let them know that District 10 has a responsibility to continue fire service in that area.”

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