The Clinton Fire Protection District is proposing a raise in the cap for their tax levy.
Chip Atten with the Clinton Fire Protection District Board indicates this is not a tax levy increase proposal, but rather a raise in the cap of the tax. He says the current 0.125% rate is being levied currently, which is the current cap. They are seeking to raise the ceiling to 0.4%.
Atten indicates the Clinton Fire Protection District covers around 70 square miles including the Exelon Power Station, Lane, DeWitt and Clinton Lake.
Atten indicates the dollars levied from taxes go towards training, HazMat response equipment, fire prevention education and other first responder necessities for the service area.
Atten stresses the increase in the levy cap will not effect the current tax rate in place now.