Election day for Laramie County Fire Authority bond election
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Its election day, and being decided today is a bond election that could help Laramie County Fire Authority.
If approved, Laramie County Fire Authority plans to use the $5.9 million to update, and buy new equipment, including 13 new trucks.
These funds will be repaid through property taxes over a 5 year period.
Some voters were upset with this election, saying it hasn’t been made easily clear to them how much their taxes would rise, asking for more transparency.
These funds will be repaid through property taxes. Some voters were upset with this election, saying it hasn’t been made easily clear to them how much their taxes would rise. Find a link to a table explaining how much property taxes would rise, here.
However, Fire Authority claims this tax increase will cost less than 2 cups of coffee per month for the average taxpayer.
LCFA also reportedly sought out and received over one million dollars in private, state and federal funds, as well as nearly 750,000 in government surplus equipment, before considering asking voters to approve a general obligation bond.
According to the fire authority as of 3pm today about 200 in person and absentee voters cast their ballot. It says it was hoping for around 300.
“What we’re trying to do is purchase some new apparatus to replace some of our aging fleet, its about 13 trucks that we’re looking at. also some general maintenance and upkeep on our station,” said Manny Muzquiz, Deputy Fire Chief for LCFA.
The polls are open until 7 tonight, as election results come in we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
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