Fire district asks for levy renewal

Staff report

FORT LORAMIE — Shelby County registered voters who live in the Loramie Fire District will be voting on a 1.5-mil levy on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

According to Fort Loramie Community Fire Chief Brad Schulze, the issue is a renewal of the existing levy at the current valuation, with collection to start after the current levy expires.

“Residents of the fire district will not see an increase in their taxes by passing this levy,” said Schulze. “The collection rate will continue as it has for the past 23 years. The monies are utilized to cover the cost of equipment, apparatus, personal protective gear, training, and all other expenses for the operation of the fire company.”

The fire district covers approximately 90 square miles in McClean, Turtle Creek and Cynthian Townships, along with the village of Fort Loramie.

“The Fire Company maintains a roster of 40 active members who all reside in the fire district and respond to an average of 100 emergency calls per year,” said Schulze. “The members who volunteer their time to protect and serve appreciate the community’s support of this fire levy for the past 23 years, and the support for years to come.”

Property owners will be paying 15 cents for each $100 of property valuation for three years. The levy, if approved, would begin in 2018, with the first taxes collected in calendar year 2019.

Staff report