A measure on the August 1, 2017, ballot asks City of Marysville voters whether to restore the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) levy rate to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, the same rate approved by voters in 2008.
This is not a new tax.
Restoring the EMS levy would allow the City of Marysville to maintain current emergency medical services including ambulances and paramedics. If voters approve the measure, the EMS levy rate would return to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, an increase of 11 cents over the 2017 rate.
• EMS is one of the primary services provided by the Marysville Fire District, accounting for more than 80 percent of all incident responses annually since 2004.
• In 2016, Marysville Fire District responded to more than 12,200 medical incidents - 88 percent of all responses (including auto accidents).
• Since the EMS levy was last restored in 2008, the number of medical incident responses by the Marysville Fire District has increased by 36 percent.
• The EMS levy rate is currently 39 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, 11 cents lower than the rate approved by voters in 2008.
For a $250,000 home:
$2.38 more per month
For a Marysville home with an assessed value of $250,000, restoring the EMS levy would mean an additional $2.38 per month, or $28.60 per year, in property taxes. The estimated total annual EMS tax for a $250,000 home in 2018 would be $125.
From 2019 to 2023, the City would adjust the rate annually to align with growth, by no more than 10 percent each year and total capped at 50 cents. The 2023 levy amount would become the base for later years.
The Marysville Fire District Board of Directors and District 12 Commissioners have drafted resolutions in support of the City of Marysville Proposition No. 1 EMS Levy. You can view those resolutions below:
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