Protection District Proposition “A”
is a 25 cent property
tax increase placed on the April 4th, 2017 ballot
Passage of Prop A will cost the homeowner of a $100,000 home
less than $4.00 per month
Affton Fire District tax rate will still be below the
average rate of fire districts in St. Louis County
Current tax rate
of AFPD homeowner: $1.24
Prop A $
New proposed Affton FPD tax rate $1.49
Average tax rate of Fire Districts in St. Louis County 1.59
Above figures from
Better Together Study September 2015
Passage of Prop A will allow the fire district to purchase
an ambulance every 2 years as needed to address the 18% call increase in the
District over the past 5 years. These ambulances equipped cost the District
approximately $250,000. The 2 ambulances currently serving our residents put
50,000 miles a year on them, each.
Passage of Prop A will allow for replacement of Engine House
2 that is over 50 years old and cannot accommodate some current equipment
safely that the District Currently has. The replacement cost of this Fire Station
will be between 2.5 and 3 million dollars.
Passage of Prop A will allow the Fire District to put new
tax revenue away to replace the current ladder truck at station 1 at an
estimated cost of over 1 million dollars.
Passage of Prop A will allow the District to supplement the
Firefighters Pension Plan as it is substantially underfunded.
The assessed valuation has trended downward over the past
several years and while incomes have fallen, the cost of running the District
has risen dramatically.