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You say the plant should pay. I tell you they do and the amount. Your reply is I don't care who pays what mill levy but the plant should pay.
Plant does pay....3.497 mills on their assessed property value.
Over $400,000 annually or nearly half the entire fire district budget. The only thing sinking is my IQ every time I read one of your comments. At least you gave up on the give it to the schools gibberish.
Still undecided on this topic but I am glad they are providing more information to the public and they better be right with the fiscal side of it because there will be no way they would be successful with another mill if they aren't.
Saunders you are either a current firefighter an ex firefighter or a spouse of a firefighter. No taxpayer knows that much.
On to Mr. Roberts
Resident not considered for local fire department
by Brandon Johnson
Hold a grudge much?
The truth shall set you free
You encourage drunk drivers crashing through our streets? Is that the bad idea I am supporting? because I never said whether or not I am for or against a second station.
I do oppose your ridiculous ideas about taking fire district mills and giving them to the school district as a solution to the schools budget cuts. I didn't oppose those because I support the second station. I opposed them because you presented an impossible solution and then defended it as the gospel truth. Don't get me wrong your station comments are equally ridiculous because you use the same argument for both topics including your obvious dislike for Bill Johnston.
Truth is I like most taxpayers will educate myself on the topic and if I really need to voice my opinion I will do it at one of the meetings they hold.
tell the truth...you have to be tired of me owning you.
“The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.” - Winston Churchill
Which category do you fall under. Malice or Ignorance?
Love your attempt at witty banter but I grow tired of using you as my personal punching bag.
Funny you say that....your only arguements are that they are empire builders who are dishonest and lack credability. Have you been losing this discussion the entire time?
And the truth marches on!
It is true that Mr. Winter's wife was recently arrested for DUI after she ran her car into the one hour photo store but I reserve the right to blog about the truth according to me.
Thank you......come again!
You know what I find appalling? Drunk drivers crashing their way through our city streets! Maybe Mr. Winters could focus on that issue.
Even when it is simply a suggestion the truth hurts!
Sorry my sarcasm was lost on you with the training center dedicated solely to Tri-State but you said they should pay for it and build it on there property.....hmmm. I would say that is exactly what they do when they pay close to $500,000 a year to the fire district.
Unfortunately there is no discussing a topic with someone who would say...
"I care very little where the fire district gets its money. or how it is appropriated."
That speaks volumes on your level of fiscal expertise. Still curious where the other 1.8 million to cover the budget cuts come from? Never mind I don't want to know where you would get the money. So post away with your fascinatingly bad ideas and I will stay extremely thankful you are not in charge of any of my tax dollars.
I am still hoping someone presents an idea better than that of Mr. Jones but I doubt it will happen.
blissful ignorance makes the truth not hurt.
@ranger. Seriously educate yourself before you pollute this blog with ignorance.
Fire Department mill levy is based off of assessed property value. They have $287,566,508 in assessed property value in the fire district.Annually they receive $1,005,620 in revenue from the 3.497 mill that is currently in place. If as you suggested they returned half of that it would total $502,810. The school has proposed 2.3 million in cuts even with your magical money swap they are still short 1.8 million. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is not the solution. The override is the only feasible solution.
On a side note of the $287,566,508 of assessed fire district valuation a whopping $140,446,940 which equates to almost half the assessed fire district value comes from Tri-State. They contribute to the Fire Department $491,142.95 annually. That is nearly half of the Fire Districts revenues. As it has been stated before the fire department is responsible for responding to a long list of possible emergencies at Craig Station and it would be beyond fiscally irresponsible to give monies away that are specifically dedicated to protecting those employees and that property. If anything the Craig Fire should be renamed Craig Station Fire / Rescue and the proposed station two should be built closer to that property. With a training center dedicated solely to simulating the environment and hazards at Craig Station since they pick up half the bill.
Like I said educate yourself before you spout off because even on a Monday the truth hurts!
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