Why Vote Yes on November 4th, 2014
On the ballot issue seeking permission to extend the District’s Expiring Mill Levy:
In the past several years, tax revenue within the Red Feather Lakes Fire Protection District, has decreased by about 20%. At the same time, emergency medical service and fire calls in the District have increased by almost 30% (See chart below).
A vote to retain the existing 1.9 mill levy, which is due to expire in 2015, will NOT INCREASE your taxes.
The RFLVFD desperately needs your continuing support to refit or replace aging and outdated trucks with equipment permitting use in both structure and wildland emergencies (thus enabling the district to retain its present ISO rating); provide safety gear, such as carbon monoxide detectors and GPS, for firefighters and EMTs; and acquire additional security devices for the village such as emergency evacuation sirens, and specialized pumps for winter access to lake water.
On the ballot issue seeking permission to eliminate term-limits now in effect for members of the RFLFPD Board of Directors:
The Board of Directors is currently short by one person. The only people currently willing to fill that spot are experienced residents who have served on the Board in the past, but term limits prevent their continued service. In this very small community, allowing directors to serve as long as they are willing, and as long as voters continue to elect them, is essential.