Josephine County voters will consider the creation of a new fire district outside grants pass on the May 2021 ballot.
Commissioners first started developing the plan a couple years ago.
“I am in favor of the district, we’re in need for the district,” said Josephine County’s newest commissioner Herman Baertschiger. He continued by saying he worries voters will be scared off by the price.
“I think that’ll kill it. I was a descent on the decision because of the dollar amount,” said Baertschiger.
Voters in may will vote on the plan, and also who will serve on the new fire district’s board, something the commissioner has backed since the beginning.
“My proposal was for the commissioners to establish the district, let the board go to the ballot for the formation of the board, once the board is elected in let the board decide what the dollar amount would be.”