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Posted on: September 30, 2016

[ARCHIVED] PRESS RELEASE: Informational Referendum Meetings

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District
1020 West Algonquin Road, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

Press Release

For Immediate Release
Friday, September 30, 2016

Contact: Fire Chief Peter Van Dorpe
Email: pvandorpe@alfpd.org
847-658-8233 Headquarters
847-854-2609 Fax

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District to hold informational meetings on a proposed Emergency and Rescue Tax October 21, October 27 and November 2, 2016.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District will submit to the voters of the District at the General Election to be held on November 8, 2016, the following:

Shall the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District, Kane and McHenry Counties, Illinois, be authorized to levy a new tax for emergency and rescue crews and equipment purposes and have an additional tax of .10% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes?

A Federal Court decision has resulted in a loss of $400,000 in annual revenue to the Fire District. The Affordable Care Act is mandating that the Fire District provide health insurance to part-time employees. A fund to ensure the replacement of rescue vehicles needs to be maintained. The Fire District has already reduced administrative staffing by 50% and on-duty Fire-Rescue staffing from 18 to 15 personnel per day. Public meetings are scheduled for 6:30 pm on October 21, October 27 and November 2, 2016 at the Fire District Headquarters located at 1020 W. Algonquin Rd, Lake in the Hills, IL in order to provide the residents of the Fire District with further information on these and related matters that have led to this request. Further information is available at www.alfpd.org or at 847-658-8233.

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