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District History

In 1991, Gary Henrie and Jim Parks, with significant help from Bob Dalton, organized a committee to draft the fire district ballot initiative.  There were roughly ten committee members from throughout the valley.  The committee studied the law books and conferred with Roger Hoopes, an attorney, before writing the ballot initiative.  Concurrent with the committee’s efforts, the State of Idaho passed a law that made it possible for the district to tax on improved properties only.  The fire district initiative was on the ballot in 1996, and it passed with 76% in favor.