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Columbia Co. EMS Levy Gets Strong Yes Vote

Funds from permanent levy will help with maintenance of equipment and staffing


August 16, 2018

DAYTON—Preliminary results from the Aug. 7 election showed that the Columbia EMS Levy is passing with just over 71% yes votes. A 60% yes vote is required for passage.

Fire District 3 Chief Jeromy Phinney said that although there are still votes out there to count, it is safe to say it is passing.

“I’m most happy to have that kind of support from the community. It looked like the precincts in all areas of the county were supportive,” he said. “I think that’s huge. It will help us with our staffing and equipment needs and generate the funds to provide services.”

Phinney said tha...

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