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    • 2.5 mills dedicated solely to the Fire Department budget
    • The millage, which is not subject to the homestead exemption, is expected to generatean estimated $8.87 million annually
    • All of the anticipated revenues from the millage will be used to pay what our firefighters have earned and are owed
    • The millage is not tied to any other millage on the ballot
    • If passed, the owner of a median-value home worth $183,700 will pay $138 more in property taxes annually
    • The millage is not permanent; it is a temporary (12 years) fix to a gap in funding
    • If the millage fails, city officials have said that some services and/or programs will likely see cuts, including police and fire services

 

September 2006