The good news is that the fire department is already funded as the Trustee Representatives begin the work of getting this district off the ground. Current fire levies within the participating townships will continue to be the revenue by which the department operates. So, in the immediate future there is no change to your taxes. A future operational levy will be brought forward by the district to REPLACE existing fire levies within the three townships. One advantage of a district is the creation of equal and fair cost burden across a greater geographical area. The lines between the three participating townships are essentially erased by the formation of the district. It is premature to use hard numbers for the future levy as your representatives will be weighing that decision over the coming year. The most accurate answer we can provide at this time is based on intention. The Trustees intend to keep tax rates the same or close to current rates for the district’s first levy.
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