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SPICEWOOD — Spicewood voters approved the creation of the Burnet County Emergency Service District on Nov. 5 by a margin of 297-113.

The approval sets in motion the appointment of an initial ESD board by the county commissioners. The board could levy a property tax rate of up to 10 cents per $100 valuation for emergency, first-responder and fire services.

While Spicewood voters approved the formation of an ESD, Hoover’s Valley residents gave a thumbs-down to one for that community. ESD No. 10 failed 250-71.

Voters in ESD No. 8, which covers northeast Burnet County, approved the adoption of a 2-percent sales tax to support that emergency services district. The measure passed 54-39.