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What Happens If The Levy Lid Lift Passes?
If the Levy Lid List passes there will be no financial impact to you, in fact: it will lower the M&O Levy by $15 million on the ballot in November 2023.
Levy. What does that make you think? More taxes.
The first question that pops in your head is, “what’s it going to cost me?”
This Levy Lid Lift ask is different. We are not asking for more money from you. What this will do is take your fire department out of a potentially financially dangerous situation that could cut services that directly affect you. Why? What does that mean?
We are a government agency that is funded by levies.
One levy is approved by voters like you. If the levy does not pass, we lose the funding which right now makes up 61% of our annual budget that pays for emergency services available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The other levy that makes up 39% the other portion of our budget is a non-voting levy.
What we want to do is make the fire department financially safe. To do that we are just flipping the percentages. By voting for the Levy Lid Lift, you will allow us to do that.
If you are paying
1.04 for the non-voting levy
+ 1.66 for the levy approved by voters
= 2.70 annually
With a yes vote you would pay:
1.50 for the non-voting levy
+ 0.66 for the levy approved by voters
= 2.16 annually a savings of 0.54 annually.
With everything costing more now, we understand the burden families and individuals are under. With this Levy Lid Lift not only can you keep your family safe and also know it did not cost any more money from you.
- Julie Happy