Fire Levy

 

FOR FIRE & EMS ON THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 BALLOT

What is the cost of this additional levy?

The cost to residents $175 per $100,000 of the property market value ($14.59/ month)

What is the purpose of this levy?

The current levy receipts that Bennington and Hartford Townships receive are not adequate to sustain the Hartford Fire Department Fire & EMS services, which has traditionally been a mostly volunteer force. Today, Fire & EMS services to Bennington Township residents are now being provided by part-time firefighters. The additional Levy will provide essential Fire & EMS services to Bennington Township 24 hours per day/ 7 days per week/ 365 days per year. There are currently not enough funds to have continuous Fire & EMS service or maintain/ replace critical equipment.