Please join me in voting yes for the levy as proposed by Orcas Fire District 2.
I believe our island’s highest priority is to provide for the health, safety and welfare of its people and property. Our elected fire commissioners are doing a good working with the chief and staff with their remarkable citizen volunteers. We island folks should be thankful and proud that many of our neighbors give their time and energy for extensive training and availability, 24/7. Working with the fire district on the Deer Harbor Station, I had a good look at the district’s management and problem solving ability. I also witnessed our exhausted volunteers recovering in the aftermath of the Olga area fires last year. Our life saving “fraternity” of firefighters and EMTs need all the tender loving care we can give them.
Considering island growth rate and increased costs over the next decade, we need to renew the levy as recommended. Vote yes!