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Everything You Need to Know About Saturday's Fire District Elections in Jackson

This Saturday is the day residents of Jackson can go out and vote for their local fire district commissioners and budgets.   Polls in Jackson are open from 2pm to 9pm on Saturday, February 18th.

Jackson Fire District 2 (Consolidated 1&2)

3 yr. Commissioner Seats Available: 2
Candidates: *John Alchevsky, *Martin Flemming III, Robert Reddington, Jr.

1 yr. Commissioner Seats Available: 1
Candidates: *John Ryan

Budget detail:  2017 Proposed Budget 2017 APPROPRIATIONS Salaries $682,615 Fringe Benefits 355,923 Election Expense 1,500 Office Expense 5,400 Professional Services 50,000 Travel Expenses 200 Advertising Expense 2,000 Insurance Expense 165,000 Maintenance & Repairs 140,000 Hydrant Rental 38,000 Supplies Expense 5,000 Training & Education 10,000 Uniforms & Personal Equipment 37,000 Utilities 40,000 Fire Supression Contracts 40,500 Payroll Service Fees 5,500 Physicals 10,000 Fuel 20,000 Replacement Equipment 36,500 Extrication Equipment 24,000 SCBA 20,000 Hose 5,000 Pagers 5,000 Operating Expenses 66,800 Losap 40,000 Capital Appropriations 490,000 Debt Service 137,021 Total Appropriations $ 2,432,959 REVENUES Fund Balance Utilized $655,500 Misc. Revenues 12,745 Interest Income 3,300 Supplemental Fire Grant 116,500 Amount to be Raised by Taxation 1,644 914 Total Revenues $ 2,432,959 Tax Rate Per $100 $0.0812

Voting place: Miller Avenue Firehouse, 785 Miller Avenue

Jackson Fire District 3 

3 yr. Commissioner Seats Available: 1
Candidates: *John Seidler, Vincent Nicosia

Budget detail: OPERATING APPROPRIATIONS: Current Operating Expenses $ 3,008,400.00 CAPITAL APPROPRIATIONS: a. Debt Service $ 84,105.00 b. Total Capital Improvements $ 100,000.00 c. Reserve for future Capital Outlays $ -0- d. Length of Service Award Program $ 30,000.00 TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS: Total revenues and fund balance $ 3,222,505.00. utilized to defray taxation: $ 264,651. 00 AMOUNT TO BE RAISED BY TAXES: $ 2,957,854.00.

Voting Place: Jackson Volunteer Fire Company Firehouse 200 Kierych Memorial Drive

Jackson Fire District 4

3 yr. Commissioner Seats Available: 2
Candidates: *Brian Ruditsky, *Ray Torres, Kenneth Byrnes, Wallace Jamison, n/a

Note: n/a – One candidate omitted at request of family member under threat of lawsuit.

Budget detail: OPERATING APPROPRIATIONS: Current Operating Expenses $ 1,546,141.00 CAPITAL APPROPRIATIONS: a. Debt Service $ -0- b. Total Capital Improvements $ 500,000.00 c. Reserve for future Capital Outlays $ -0- d. Length of Service Award Program $ 50,000.00 TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS: $ 2,096,141.00 Total revenues and fund balance utilized to defray taxation: $ 538,757..00 AMOUNT TO BE RAISED BY TAXES: $ 1,557,384.00

Voting Place: Jackson Mills Volunteer Fire Company firehouse, 465A North County Line Road.

Unsure of which fire district you should vote in, here is an online map.  Note fire district 2 includes previous zone of fire districts 1 & 2.

* Indicates JTOWN Magazine’s fire commissioner endorsement.

 

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