There is no registered opposition to this year’s renewal levy, according to the county board of elections.
If approved, the renewal would continue to cost the owner of a home valued at $100,000 about $111 a year, according to the auditor’s office.
The funds would support operations that function within an estimated $9 million annual budget. The MVFD includes five stations, five medic units, four engine companies and one ladder company, with combined staffing of about 65 full- and part-time firefighters, according to Queen.
“All funding sources go toward the operations of the fire department,” he stated. “No one specific levy funds any one certain item. All funding sources go toward personnel costs, supplies and materials, training, contractual services and capital improvement.”
The agreement for the fire district, which merged earlier this decade, calls for the township to fund about 60 percent of the budget because of the jurisdiction’s populations, township Administrator Greg Rogers has said.
Officials from both jurisdictions have expressed overall satisfaction with fire district operations.
Former MVFD board member and township Board of Trustees President Doug Barry has said the merger has saved money, and is an example of collaborative government efforts “that actually work.”