As of 8:30 p.m., August 4th, the Levy Lid Lift proposal appears to be getting a thumbs up from voters. The proposition is passing by nearly 67%. “We are grateful for everyone who participated in the election,” says Fire Chief Kristan Maurer. “We appreciate the support during such an uncertain time for our community, state and nation.” After successful certification, funds from the lid lift will fund additional personnel to respond to higher call volumes and pay some costs associated with COVID-19. Funding will also be used to improve firefighter training, earthquake-proof our busiest station in Hazel Dell, and add or replace aging apparatus.