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PROP C S (Community Safety)
The voters of the Hawk Point Fire District voted in 2001 to set a Tax base of 24 cents per $100.00 assess evaluation to fund your fire protection. That was 19 Years ago. Today, (2020) we operate 2 fire stations, 2 fire trucks, 2 water tankers, 2 brush units, & 1 UTV. This equipment and stations require on going maintenance, fuel, water, electricity, sewer, and general care. The fire truck at station 1 ( in Hawk Point) is 31 years old, the water tanker at station 1 is 34 years old. The fire truck at station 2 is 15 years old, and the water tanker at station 2 is 44 years old. The life safety equipment ( known as the jaws of Life) that is carried on each fire truck is aging as well, approximately 20 years old. The Hawk Point Fire District operate on approximately $117,000 per year. Your 100% unpaid VOLUNTEER firefighters cover 140 square miles using this equipment. Responding to car wrecks, medical calls ( heart attaches, overdoses, sick cases, etc.), house fires, commercial fires, brush fires, and general calls for help. On November 3rd, the Fire District is asking for a 14 cent tax to upgrade the very aging fire trucks, water tankers, and rescue equipment, needed to maintain a level of safety for those we serve. This 14 cents is based on the $100.00 assess evaluation of the property. This is broke into 3 tax rates; 32 % on businesses, 19% on residential,and 12% on agriculture. Calculated as follows; $50,000 house X 19% is 9500 divided by 100 is 95 X .14= $13.30 increase per year. A $100,000 house X 19% is 19000 divided by 100 is 190 X.14=$26.60 increase per year. The plan is set to replace an aging fire truck very 5 years, starting with the oldest and most Unreliable to be replaced first , along with the aging rescue equipment.
The tax is called "Prop C S" ( Community Safety) please help us help you