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Budget & Finance

Dale E. Hough – Finance Director

Our priority as a fire district is to provide the most effective public safety services possible while stewarding well the financial resources that our citizens have entrusted to us.  Our district’s growth both in population and economy have resulted in more frequent financial and accountability audits by the Washington State Auditor. We continue to demonstrate excellence in fiscal management and stewardship of our funds as demonstrated by the positive audit reports. (See below)

LFD3 Finance Team

We are diligent in our efforts to maintain excellent financial health.  We continue to invest in the training and safety of our most valuable resources, our personnel, along with maintaining the sound financial practices of expanding reserves and capital replacement funds.

We are well underway with all improvements associated with our 2017 Capital Bond. A new Station 34 is rising from the vacant space in front of the existing station 34. A much needed new Fire Engine was put into service in 2019. Several more apparatus, including a new Ladder Truck, are scheduled for delivery in 2020-21. Other major improvements planned include new self-contained breathing apparatus, advanced exhaust handling systems, improved station alerting, other station upgrades and paint and flooring. The entire capital project is scheduled to be complete within the next three years.

Our 2020 budget was approved by the Board of Fire Commissioners on November 21, 2019 and is available below.

Please feel free to contact the District if you have any questions regarding our budgeting or financial practices.

How Our Money Is Spent

To view the 2023 Budget click here

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