Friday, August 31, 2012

Voters approve 2 new fire districts; no vote for Fruitland Ridge could mean end of department

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According to a story aired on Wed., Aug. 29 by KMUD News Coordinator, Cynthia Elkins:

"Election results are in, and there will be at least two new fire protection districts in southern Humboldt, with one area still too close to call.  Voters in Briceland and Bridgeville passed measures to form a fire protection district by a significant margin.  They needed two-thirds of a majority to pass the measures.  More than 85 percent of Briceland voters said yes to forming a district.  Nearly 79 percent said yes in Bridgeville.  But the measure flatly failed in Palo Verde, with 86 percent of voters saying no to the district formation and new tax that comes along with it.  The results are still up in the air for Fruitland Ridge, but it looks now like the measure will not pass, which could mean the end of the fire department there."

Click Here for the Humboldt County Election & Voters Registration web page- Election Results.

Use the player below to hear or download an interview with Carolyn Crnich, Registrar of Voters for Humboldt County and with Mike Lake, Chief of the Fruitland Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept. This audio was aired by Cynthia Elkins on KMUD News, August 29, 2012.

The map below shows the boundries of the Fruitland Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept.

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