This information is the fourth in a series brought to you by, Massey Insurance Services. At Massey Insurance we want our clients and neighbors to be aware of ways to further save money while striving to ensure you have protection against all possible eventualities. You never know when you might need help!
Citizens of Apple Valley, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Two of our local fire stations are closed due to taxpayers voting down a measure during our last election cycle. This means that on average it’s YOU who has to wait longer for the help you desperately need.
Did you know that the Fire District Budget is funded by 63% property tax with that money coming from .001% of assessed property taxes? Another 28% comes from measure V a special measure assessment. Did you also know Measure V is set to expire in 2017, with NO additional funding to replace it? Meaning if the Fire Tax on this November’s ballot does not pass, our fire department will cease to exist as we know it.
The Apple Valley Fire Protection District is a special district, meaning it is governed by an elected five person board. This district is NOT funded by the State of California, County of San Bernadine, or the Town of Apple Valley. Meaning truly, the AVFPD receives ALL of its funding through the above mentioned taxes.
As an all risk district, the AVPFD responds to: all types of fires, all medical related calls, traffic collisions, hazardous material responses, technical rescue responses, and public assistance requests.
Right now the Fire District is operating with only three working stations, covering 206 square miles of our town. If the Fire Tax passes in November, this will increase to FIVE fully functioning fire stations, meaning less wait times for you or a loved one to receive dire medical attention and transport.
The estimated total cost to the tax payers if this tax passes? $126.90 PER YEAR. So please, help us and YOU out by voting yes on the Fire Tax on November 8th, 2016.