Proposition: EBR Fire Protection District No. 3 – $32.00 Service Charge Renewal – MC – 10 Yrs.
Shall the Brownsfield Fire Protection District No. 3 of the Parish of East Baton Rouge, State of Louisiana (the “District”), be authorized to renew the levy and collection, and adopt an ordinance providing for such levy and collection, of a service charge of $32.00 per annum (the “Service Charge”) (an estimated $99,000 is reasonably expected to be collected from the levy of the Service Charge for an entire year), for each liveable residential or commercial structure, whether occupied or unoccupied, located wholly or partly within the boundaries of the District (which Service Charge shall be levied after the expiration of the service charge approved by the voters in the District on November 2, 2010), in each calendar year, for a period of ten (10) years, commencing in the year 2022 to and including the year 2031, and shall the avails or proceeds of the Service Charge (after paying the reasonable and necessary expenses of collection and administering the Service Charge; if any) be used entirely and exclusively for fire protection purposes within the District?
A Fire Protection District is a form of special tax district that collects taxes for a defined area to be used for a specific purpose. This proposition is only on your ballot if you live in the defined area of the district. The Brownsfield Fire Protection District specifically charges a $32 service charge per year for all residential and commercial buildings in the district.
Renews the Brownsfield Fire Protection District for another 10 years, 2022-2031. It will collect $32 per year for each residential or commercial building. An estimated $99,000 will be collected by this charge per year from the entire district. This money will be spent on fire protection purposes within the district.
The Fire Protection District is not renewed. Funding from this tax’s service charge is no longer available for the area’s fire protection services.