Contract Services

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Contract Services Program

Whereas  most Fire  Departments are  Municipal  or City Fire  Departments, and  receive their operating income from  sales tax or through their city budget,  Fire  Districts are established as  a Special  District with funding received through  property Taxes. These taxes are collected from  the properties within the Fire  District Taxing District boundaries.

Historically, the public expectation  of fire departments and/or districts is that they  respond to all emergencies without regard for boundaries or borders, today  more than  ever,  as people from large  metropolitan areas continue to move here. The Vernon  Fire  District (VFD)  has, since their inception,  responded  to help our neighbors and  at first there were a very few,  but the calls have now grown  to be almost  1/3  of the call volume.  This now presents a funding  issue for VFD.

To further complicate the matter, the VFD over the  last seven years  has seen  a  43% reduction  in funding due to the drop in  property value within the taxing district.  So coupled with the large increase in  "Out of District Calls" and the  loss of property value, the VFD must recover costs for services provided  outside of their taxing district or stop providing services.

The VFD is offering a Contracted Services  Program  (subscriptions) for all  properties in the areas around the district on a yearly basis.  The Contracted Services Program will  be billed annually and will  begin July 1  and runs thru June 30 of the next year. The conditions are as follows:

1.  Subscribers to the Contracted Services program will  receive all services  provided to VFD


2.  All fees for the Contracted Services will  be calculated  at the VFD Mil rate established for the contract year.

3.  There will  be a  minimum fee for Contracted Services of $100.00,  should the calculated fee be less.

4.  Persons owning  multiple parcels will  pay the  Mil rate or minimum for the  highest valued parcel. All other parcels will  be charged at the VFD mill rate.

5.  All participants  must have a contracted service agreement with the Vernon  Fire  District.

6.  A service charge of $50.00 will  be assessed for Contracted Services  paid after August 1 each year.  (Accept for the first year the service charge will  be waived).

7.  Payment plans may be available for participants  in the  program.

8.  All properties not part of the Contracted Services  program will  be billed for services  provided as per board  policy. For Further information or a quote please contact us below. Please list your 911 address and/or parcel number if you know it.

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Vernon Fire District

Vernon Fire District 25 ACR 3142 Vernon, AZ 85940

(928) 537-4895


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