Property owners will go to the polls Aug. 6 to decide whether they want to continue paying a special property tax for fire protection and prevention.
The City Council last week decided to place the tax-override issue on the ballot. If approved, houses will be assessed $24 a year, mobile homes $18, commercial and industrial properties $300 an acre or partial acre, and vacant land $75 an acre.
The measure will be identical to one passed two years ago, Deputy City Clerk Cleo Hanson said. She estimated the election will cost more than $10,000.
In the 1984 general election, almost 11,000 voters cast ballots. Figures were not available for the previous special election, but "there was quite a large turnout," Hanson said.