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Boone County residents vote no to North Boone Fire Protection District Expansion referendum

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Residents in Boone County have voted no on a referendum to expand the North Boone Fire Protection District's ambulance services.

The referendum would allow the fire protection district to become the primary ambulance service for the area including Caledonia, Poplar Grove and Manchester.

However, the referendum requires an increase on county property taxes, making the taxes on a $100,000 home to be estimated at $16.67 per year in addition to existing taxes, according to officials.

The vote failed, 48 percent to 52 percent.

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