Citing tax concerns, group opposes Missouri fire protection district

  • Source: Kirksville Daily Express
  • Published: 04/01/2019 12:00 AM

Adair County’s rural firefighters are hoping a ballot measure to create a fire protection district will give them more reliable and fairly distributed funding, but a group of citizens advocating against the proposal believe the additional taxation is too much to ask. Sarah Crawford is the founder of “Axe the Tax Adair County” and organized the group to advocate against the proposal, which would create a fire protection district funded by property taxes rather than the current membership dues. The tax would cost citizens of rural Adair County 30 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value of their homes, land and personal property. “I feel that it’s an unfair tax, especially going after personal property,” Crawford said.


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