Although the 2018 midterm election results weren’t certified until yesterday, East Pierce Fire and Rescue celebrated the likely passage of their bond measure during the Nov. 20 Fire Commissioners meeting.
As of Monday, Nov. 26, the 20-year, $80 million bond measure was passing with 60.25 percent of the vote. “I was hoping to have a mass of people cheering, but that’s OK,” said Chairman Dale Mitchell to room empty of East Pierce residents. “We got the cheerleaders we need and we’re happy with where we are.”
With voter approval more or less secured, the commissioners moved forward with purchasing the bonds — the first is expected to be bought by Dec. 28 for $40 million, and the second by Dec. 1, 2021, for the same amount.