Proposition ‘1’
Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District
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PROPOSITION '1' The Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District needs your help to make sure we are not too little too late. On August 4, 2015, we are seeking a 25-cent property levy increase to improve our ability to respond quickly to emergencies. If passed, the property tax levy will go from 37 cents to 62 cents per $100 assessed property value. On a home valued at $100,000; that would mean an increase of $47.50 per year or $3.96 per month. The increased costs of services are outpacing the funding the District needs to maintain coverage to the 20,000 citizens in the 165-square miles it covers. Last year, crews responded to 1,607 calls for service – an increase of 8 percent over 2013. This number will only increase. The additional funding will: Build two (2) additional fire stations Increase the number of firefighters on shift Create a stronger workforce of firefighters Replace old and outdated equipment While we understand no one likes taxes, it is essential for the future of the LRFPD and its citizens that this tax levy is passed. Without the increase in revenue, the LRFPD will have to make difficult cuts in order to continue operating within its current budget. Not only will additional funding ensure that core service are not compromised, it will also ensure improved safety for the people. Frequently Asked Questions About the Tax Levy Proposal Why is the LRFPD asking for a tax levy increase? How much will the increase be for property owners? What are ISO ratings and how does it affect property owners? How does the LRFPD compare to other fire districts?