LITTLE EGG HARBOR – The Annual Fire District Election will be held on Feb. 16. Residents will have the chance to vote on any fire commissioners that are up for election as well as the 2019 budget for their fire district.
Little Egg Harbor Township has three fire districts. Each district maintains its own budget and has its own Board of Fire Commissioners that act on three-year terms.
Fire District No. 1
The 2019 proposed budget for Fire District No. 1 is $625,066, with $623,171 to be raised by taxation.
The budget would increase by $11,949 from the 2018 budget of $613,117, of which $612,967 was raised by taxation.
According to District No. 1, operating appropriations are increasing by $49,700 but capital is decreasing by approximately $37,800. Major changes include: raise in commissioners’ compensation, election expenses, memberships, new radios, and replacement equipment.
The tax rate for 2019 will be 6.3 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, which is a slight increase from 2018’s 6 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.
Fire District No. 2
Attempts to obtain budget figures for Fire District No. 2 were unsuccessful as of print time.
Fire District No. 3
Attempts to obtain budget figures for Fire District No. 3 were unsuccessful as of print time.