Nine months after voters in the Evergreen Fire District rejected a tax levy to increase funding for Evergreen Fire Rescue, a new proposal has been developed.
Ballots will be mailed Tuesday, March 12.
According to Chief Craig Williams, the district’s plan seeks a levy of 37.72 mills for 10 years. That would equal about $631,500 annually, with 12.54 mills of the request reserved for capital improvement, approximately $210,000.
The impact would be $50.93 per $100,000 of taxable value or $101.85 for a home valued at $200,000. That compares with the failed 2018 levy request that would have raised property taxes by $168 annually for a home valued at $200,000.
The current levy expires June 30.
“The community spoke last year and we went back to the drawing board,” Williams said. “We appreciate the community’s support and we want to continue that, but we need their help.”
Williams said the department’s call volume keeps increasing. It received 2,935 calls for service in 2018.