Archive for December 3rd, 2013

Custer Park Fire Department closing down

This from Karl Klotz:

I rec’d limited information today in MABAS Division 15, the Custer Park Fire Dept will cease to exist.
Effective today, the Braidwood Volunteer Fire Department has “officially” assumed total responsibility for the Custer Park Fire Protection District. Braidwood will answer all calls within the Custer Park Fire District.

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ComEd building fire in Rockford, Illinois on 11/30/2013

This from Rockford Scanner

thanks Chris

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Fox River & Countryside FPD to raise tax levy

The Daily Herald has an article about the Fox River & Countryside FPD increasing their tax levy:

A property tax increase is one month away from becoming a reality for the roughly 20,000 residents of Kane and DuPage counties who receive fire and emergency medical services from the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District.

District trustees voiced unanimous approval for a tax levy increase of 2.38 percent more than the current levy. That would rake in about $2.25 million for the district in its next fiscal year, $54,000 more than the previous levy.

Trustees will have a new, third fire station to operate in the next fiscal year and are looking to add firefighter/paramedics to the day staff to improve service.

The proposed tax increase would see the owner of a $300,000 home pay about $5 a year more in taxes to the fire district.

District trustees must take one more vote at their Dec. 16 meeting before locking in the tax levy increase.

Trustees are also increasing a number of fees the district charges for various services. For example, all district residents who must be extricated from a vehicle after a traffic accident will now be charged $400 instead of $350. Nondistrict residents will be charged a different rate of $600 for the first time.

On the flip side, some fees will be reduced. For instance, the hourly rate for a fire engine to be on scene will now be $150 instead of $300. A full breakdown of fees is available on the district’s website.

thanks Chris

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