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North Bannock voters approve emergency levy

Voters in the North Bannock Fire District have approved an emergency levy by a vote of 792 in favor to 123 against. That is an 86% approval. A simple majority was needed to pass the levy.

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Voters in the North Bannock Fire Protection District are voting Tuesday in a special emergency property tax budget override election.

Voters are being asked to approve an emergency property tax levy of up to $500,000 per year for two years. If approved, the levy would cost an average property owner an estimated $240 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value each year for two years.

If approved, the money would be used by the Fire District to acquire fire station facilities, equipment and personnel for fire protection services in the district. The issue requires a simple majority for approval.

The district generally covers the northern part of Bannock County that is outside the city limits of Pocatello or Chubbuck.

There will be 14 polling places.

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