The members of Mount Holly Fire District No.1 are requesting the support of our residents in approving our proposed 2018 operating budget. The vote and election of fire commissioners is to be held Saturday, February 17 between the hours of 2pm and 9pm at the Mount Holly Township Municipal Building. The election date is statutorily set by NJ State Law as the third Saturday in February between the aforementioned hours.
We ask that you support the proposed budget which presents ZERO TAX INCREASE. Mount Holly Fire District has prided itself in providing quality services at a low cost to the taxpayer. In fact, the District has maintained the line on taxes for 7 of the past 10 years. Your support of this year’s budget plan will provide for the replacement of a breathing air compressor, utilized to fill our self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which has reached the end of its service life. The budget also includes the replacement of a support vehicle utilized by the District’s fire police personnel. The fire police compliment the Township’s police force in time of need for traffic management purposes while also managing scene control at fire incidents. This unit will replace an existing unit which is 20 years old. Another item of capital expense is the replacement of personal protective equipment (firefighting gear) that protects our firefighters in extreme heat and hazardous conditions. This equipment replaces that which is at the end of its serviceable life and is no longer in compliance with current safety standards. Again, this replacement program was strategically planned for insertion in this budget with a result of ZERO TAX INCREASE.
A copy of the proposed 2018 operating budget as well as past budgets can be viewed by following the link below:
In addition to the annual budget approval, two seats for fire commissioner will be voted upon. The commissioners of the Board are the policy-making body which oversees the operations and financial management of the District. Terms of the commissioners are statutorily set at three years and are elected via staggering terms during the annual election in February.
A sample of the 2018 election ballot can be found by following the link below:
The members of the Mount Holly Fire District thank you for your continued support of the District and your anticipated support of this year’s operating budget.