Steamboat Pilot & Today: Council needs to get specific
Author: Erin Prater - September 13, 2018 - Updated: September 13, 2018
The Steamboat Springs City Council is currently discussing a fire district inclusion election, which would be decided in a May 2018 special election.
If approved by voters, the ballot measure would incorporate city residents into the current Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District, which would allow the district to collect up to 9 mills of property tax on properties within city limits to fund firefighting and emergency medical services.
The inclusion wouldn’t change the services city residents receive, but it would change the way the local fire district is funded, and it would free up $1.8 million in the budget that the city now spends annually to support Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue.