Proposition: St. George Fire Protection District No. 2 Proposition No. 1 of 3
Shall the St. George Fire Protection District No. 2 (“the District”), Parish of East Baton Rouge, State of Louisiana, under the provisions of Article VI, Section 19 of the 1974 Constitution of Louisiana, Part I of Chapter 7 of Title 40 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, be authorized to extend the levy and collection of the 1.25 mills annual ad valorem tax (“the Tax”) on all property subject to taxation in the District presently authorized to be levied by the District through December 31, 2021 pursuant to an election held on October 22, 2011 for an additional ten (10) years up to and including the year 2031 (an estimated $1,250,000 is reasonably expected to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year, and this amount will increase if the value of property subject to taxation increases), and shall the avails or proceeds of said Tax be used entirely and exclusively for salaries, benefits and related expenses for the St. George Fire Protection District No. 2?
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. This item would specifically collect a 1.25 mills ad valorem tax for the salaries and related expenses of staffing the Districts’ fire services.
Renews the St. George Fire Protection District no. 2 for another 10 years, 2021-2031. This will collect a 1.25 mills ad valorem tax. An estimated $1,250,00 will be collected by this charge per year from the entire district. These funds will be spent on salaries and related expenses to staff the Fire District
The St. George Fire Protection District No. 2 is not renewed. Funding from this tax is no longer available for the area’s salaries and benefits to Fire Prevention Personnel.