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Voters say ‘No’ on three fire department tax proposals

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Three Stateline fire departments hoped voters would approve tax increases to cover costs, but voters voted all three down.

The Harlem Roscoe Fire District asked voters for a tax levy that was less than one percent of their property value.  For a $100,000 home, it would’ve amounted to less than two extra dollars per month.  The money would have gone toward pensions. 

North Park Fire wanted voters to approve a .10% property tax increase.  For a $100,000 home, it would’ve meant roughly $33 extra per year for homeowners.  The money would have gone toward purchasing new equipment.

Finally, the New Milford Fire Protection District wanted voters to sign off on a tax increase to .40%, the first time its asked residents to do so in more than 30 years.  Like North Park, the money would have gone toward firefighter gear and equipment.

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