Port Ludlow: Fire district to get new trucks

PORT LUDLOW — Commissioners for Jefferson County Fire District No. 3 have given the green light to ordering two new fire trucks.

The Pierce pumper/tenders cost about $200,000 each, district secretary Arlene Oblinario said.

At a special meeting Monday, the commissioners voted to award the contract as part of a series of improvements following a 1998 levy passage, Oblinario said.

The levy raised property taxes more than 50 cents, to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed valuation inside the district’s boundary.

Residents in Port Ludlow can expect to see the new trucks in about a year, she said.

The district also received a $8,850 grant from Secretary of State Sam Reed’s office for protecting permanent records. Commissioners accepted the grant at the Monday morning meeting, Oblinario said.

No other fire district in the state is receiving a similar grant, she said.

The archive system will be demonstrated Dec. 20.

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