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Dolores Gilmore (D)

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Special Election - Feb. 10, 2015
Ballot Measures

Bainbridge Island Fire Department

Proposition No. 1

Regular Property Tax Levy Lid Lift for Fire Protection & Emergency Medical Services

The Board of Commissioners of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department adopted Resolution No. 10-2014 proposing an increase in the Fire Department’s regular property tax levy. To fund fire protection and emergency medical services for six years, this proposition authorizes a maximum levy rate of $0.95 per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation for collection in 2016 and sets the limit factor for each subsequent year at 100% plus the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index (as described in the Resolution), or 1%, whichever is greater. The final year’s levy dollar amount would be used to compute limitations for subsequent levies.

Should this proposition be approved? 

ð Yes

ð No

A simple majority is required for voter approval of this proposition. 

Voter Guide Statements

Resolution 2015 - 01 - A Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District, Kitsap County, Washington, Renumbering and Amending Resolution No. 2014-31.


Bainbridge Island Fire Department

Proposition No. 2

Bonds for Fire Stations and Capital Equipment

The Board of Fire Commissioners of Bainbridge Island Fire Department adopted Resolution No. 11-2014, concerning a proposition to finance fire stations and capital equipment. This proposition would authorize the Department to rebuild two fire stations and renovate an existing fire station, acquire capital equipment, and upgrade Department-wide communication and information systems; issue no more than $16,000,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within 20 years; and levy annual excess property taxes to pay the bonds, all as provided in Resolution No. 11-2014. Should this proposition be:

ð Approved

ð Rejected

2014 Turnout – 11,835, 40% – 4,734, 60% – 2,841 For approval, there must be 40% turnout AND 60% or more must vote Approved for the measure to pass.

Voter Guide Statements


Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District

Proposition No. 1

Parks and Open Space Bonds

The Board of Park Commissioners of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District, Kitsap County, Washington (the “District”), has adopted Resolution 2014-26 concerning financing for acquisition and improvement of park land. This proposition would authorize the District to finance the purchase of approximately 23 acres of land (the Sakai family property) and to develop it as a new Winslow area park, including capital costs of planning and developing improvements and securing safe public access. It would authorize issuance of no more than $5,900,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within 20 years and to levy excess property taxes annually to repay these bonds, all as provided in Resolution 2014-26. Should this proposition be approved?

ð Yes

ð No

2014 Turnout – 11,835, 40% – 4,734, 60% – 2,841 For approval, there must be 40% turnout AND 60% or more must vote Yes for the measure to pass.

Voter Guide Statements