Yesterday was the deadline to return The Mail in Ballots for an increase in the fire assessment for the Consolidated Fire Department. According to Consolidated board member Warren Knox about 10 thousand ballots had been received but people still had the opportunity to drop off their ballots to a lock box at the consolidated headquarters on McCourtney road yesterday. The League of woman voters will conduct the official count at the Coyote street fire station on Thursday. A preliminary count may be available as early as Thursday night or Friday morning.
In Placer County it looks like voters will pass Measure B to support the fire district in Newcastle. Measure B establishes a $146 dollar per year parcel tax to replace the currently condemned fire station and pay for raises to firefighters currently earning minimum wage and to support the fire district into the future, with some ballots still being counted as of last night Measure B in Placer County was leading 69 percent to 31 percent against.