Notice of Ballot Title – City of Cornelius

NOTICE OF BALLOT TITLE – CITY OF CORNELIUS The City of Cornelius provides this notice of ballot title consistent with City Elections Code and State statutes regarding referendums. The City Recorder has received the ballot title prepared by the City Attorney. Any city elector may file a petition for review of the ballot title with the Washington County Circuit Court. The deadline for filing a petition for review of the ballot title is March 7, 2019. For additional information, consult the City’s Election Code at Chapter 2.10.170. The code is available at the Cornelius City Hall, 1355 N. Barlow Street, Cornelius, Oregon 97113 or on-line at under the heading of City Government. Upon filing a petition of objection to the ballot title the elector must also notify the Recorder that the petition has been filed with the Circuit Court. CAPTION: FIVE YEAR FIRE SERVICES LOCAL OPTION LEVY RENEWAL QUESTION: Shall Cornelius renew the operating levy of $0.487 per $1,000, to maintain City fire services for five years beginning 2020-2021? This measure renews current local option taxes. SUMMARY: This measure would renew a local option levy to fund fire services in Cornelius. Funding from the levy would continue to supplement operation expenses paid for by the general fund including but not limited to paying for two career staff positions and making funding available for the continuation of the intern program. The minimum number of firefighters necessary to assemble for a residential fire is 12. The minimum number of firefighter/EMTs necessary for a cardiac arrest is 5. Currently there is one career firefighter and four interns on duty per day in Cornelius. There are 48 volunteer firefighters – only ten of whom live in the City – who provide additional support to reach the required staffing levels. Due to absences such as sick leave, there are times when no career firefighter is on duty. The levy would provide funding to continue to allow the City to maintain at least one career firefighter on duty at all times and continue the intern program. An estimate of the total amount of money to be raised for each year of the proposed levy renewal is: FY 2020-2021: $352,882 FY 2021-2022: $361,704 FY 2022-2023: $370,747 FY 2023-2024: $380,016 FY 2024-2025: $389,516 City of Cornelius-City Recorder Published March 6 & 8, 2019. FGNT/HT96614

ad: 96614

Publication: Miscellaneous 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2019/03/06

End Date: 2019/03/06

Owner: City of Cornelius


County: Washington