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Elk Grove Rural Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the Dailyherald.com:

Voters in the Elk Grove Rural Fire Protection District have again refused to trim the size of the district’s governing board to five members from seven. According to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election, a referendum proposing the change failed by a vote of 200 to 142.

Advocates have been trying for years to get voters to approve a smaller board for the tiny fire district, which covers just one square mile. Voters have consistently rejected the proposal, turning it back in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Supporters say that the board’s meetings tend to have a light agenda and attract little attention from the public, and add that it’s difficult to find enough interested, knowledgeable trustees to fill all seven positions on the board.

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Local ballot initiatives

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com: – local ballot initiatives 

Elk Grove Rural Fire Prot. District

– Shall the number of trustees of the Elk Grove Rural Fire Protection District be decreased from 7 to 5 members?

North Palos Fire Protection District

– Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the North Palos Fire Protection District, Cook County, Illinois be increased from the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy year to 20% for levy year 2018?” For the 2018 levy year, the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single-family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $52.20.

Riverside Lawn Fire Protection District

– Shall the Riverside Lawn Fire Protection District be dissolved and discontinued?

Shall the Gardner Fire Protection District levy a special tax at a rate not to exceed 0.10% of the value of all taxable property within the District as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for the purposes of providing funds to pay for the costs of emergency and rescue crews and equipment? – Shall the Maximum Allowable Tax Rate for the Gardner Fire Protection District be increased from 0.30% to 0.40% of the value of all taxable property within the District as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue? 

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Elk Grove Rural Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Mount Prospect has agreed to pay the Elk Grove Rural Fire Protection District nearly $2 million over the next three years.

The state requires the village to pay the fire protection district a five-year prorated tax levy payment for newly annexed properties formerly served by the district.

But trustees on Tuesday agreed an accelerated three-year plan presented to the board by Fire Chief Brian Lambel, under which the village would provide payments of $665,000 to the district for each of three years.¬†The agreement, which has also been approved by the fire district’s board, precludes court proceedings between the village and the district.

Last year, Mount Prospect annexed the Lynn Court, Addison Court, Busse Road, East of Creek, Malmo Drive, Nordic Road and Carboy Road territories, as well as the United Airlines property. Before to the annexation, the fire district contracted with American Fire and Rescue to provide emergency services.

“This provides financial stability to the Elk Grove Rural Fire Protection District to be able to operate for the next three years,” Lambel said.

Under the agreement, the Mount Prospect Fire Department still will provide continuing education to Elk Grove Rural Fire Protection District paramedics, while the district will continue to provide mutual aid to Mount Prospect. In addition, both parties agreed to establish a long-term plan for fire protection services to the unincorporated areas.

For several years, the fire protection district expressed concerns over Mount Prospect’s annexations, warning that they would erode the district’s tax base to the point where it would eventually face extinction. Lambel said the village has been in discussions with district Chief Michael Nelson and two members of the district’s board.

“Our goal,” he said, “is to provide options for the district on the future of the incorporated areas and the fire department as a whole.”

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