Excerpts from wspynews.com:

The Oswego Fire Protection District is again asking voters for a tax increase to cover costs of replacing aging equipment and the construction of a new satellite station to the tune of $17 million. This time the district is asking for approval of a bond issuance.

Voters have rejected a permanent public safety tax three times now. Fire Chief John Cornish says the district is taking a different approach this time. Cornish says voters do not want a tax that doesn’t go away.

The proposed bond would be paid off in ten years, and people will see an added line on their tax bill for the next ten years.


The district says the cost of maintaining facilities and equipment has continued to increase and that calls have increased from 2,000 a year and 6,700 a year since the last funding increase ten years ago.