We would like to offer out sincerest appreciation to the majority voters (61 percent) that supported Basalt Fire at the polls this past Election Day. The Board of Directors, all of whom are taxpayers in our district, carefully calculated all options prior to requesting an increase in taxes. The board had previously cut spending for five years prior, in an effort to ride out and weather the current economic situation. Unfortunately, requesting this increase was a necessity to continue to provide the current level of services that are needed in our community.
We would also like to assure all voters that the minority (39 percent) voters were also heard and it is the district’s intention to treat this increase with care and diligence.
Thank you again for your support of the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District.