Eagle River Fire District finalized ballot question | VailDaily.com

Eagle River Fire District finalized ballot question

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado – After receiving the “certification of values” from Eagle County, the Eagle River Fire Protection District has finalized its temporary mill levy ballot question.

The district will ask voters to approve a temporary 1.95 mill levy in November to allow the district to maintain its current level of service. On average, the 2012 amount would be $14.48 per year per $100,000 of actual value for residential property owners. The supplemental mill levy would expire in 2019.

The ballot question, if approved by the voters, will replace approximately $1.8 million in lost revenues because of the lower assessed valuation of real estate in the district.

“If voters approve the ballot measure, three things happen – we avoid the layoff of up to 20 firefighters, we keep all of our fire stations open and there is no reduction in the overall service level,” General Manager and Fire Chief Charlie Moore said.

The Eagle River Fire Protection District includes the area from Tennessee Pass to Wolcott and serves an area of 180 square miles which includes Avon, Arrowhead, Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek, Cordillera, Eagle-Vail, Edwards, Minturn, Red Cliff and Wolcott.

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