Here is Rick’s tax bill:
EVERYBODY pays into the Fire District Assistance Fund.
I do NOT know what happens with this money, but as you can see it’s very insignificant, under $10 for a $1,158 tax bill.
And that’s ALL most Meadview residents pay.
The $323.44 is the tax for our LMRFD fire district (Dolan Springs and Meadview).
I’m really sorry for Rick as he just joined and that’s really a lot of money. And no way to get back out of the district!
We’re all very lucky that property values are so low now. 10 years ago it would have been twice as high.
So here’s a tip for people who want to join the district because they want to run for the board or otherwise want to be in the district without paying a small fortune and if you have a 2nd vacant lot. Put the vacant lot into the district, the tax will be much less.
And there’s NO WAY that I will join the district unless EVERYBODY joins. I would however subscribe if the fire district offered subscriptions. My house is a lot smaller than Rick’s, so my taxes are much lower and I’d be willing to pay the 28% while I can afford it and while I want to support the district.
I’m less than impressed with the fire board’s efforts to properly staff and to provide TIMELY ambulance service for Meadview.
So far the ONLY action they talk about is to INCREASE the tax rate for the fire district.