" Due to a 39% drop in revenue, fire stations that have previously been staff during the day, will often be closed and responses to medical emergencies may take longer. “ The passage of this levy is essential! In the past, the District has met our needs with statutory funds based on property value. Due to the 39 % decline in assessed valuation of property in our district, the district needs our support. This need will be short-term (four years) as property values are expected to increase.
As your neighbors, we encourage you to vote "YES" for this levy. The Fire District has been there for us when loved ones have had heart attacks, when our children have sustained serious injuries, when our homes have been consumed with fire--we need to support the district now so that they will continue to provide the level of service we need.
We are blessed with a district that exceeds county and national average in heart attack survival rates--this is due to response time, skill and training. We need to support this levy to continue the current level of service. It is also critical that the eight schools in our district have timely emergency response from trained professionals.
We ask you to please vote "YES" and mail in your ballot!"
Citizens for Fire District 44
Statement submitted by: Linda S. Cown and Monroe Shropshire