Thank you for your interest in learning about Proposition Full Time Staffing. The Hillsboro Fire Protection District is asking the tax payers for a $0.3500 per $100.00 of assessed valuation tax increase on April 5th, 2022.
The Board of Directors and Administration of the Hillsboro Fire Protection District have realized the Hillsboro Fire Protection District can no longer safely function with only 2 people on duty 24 hours a day. Our call volume in 2021 topped 1295 calls for service. This is 124% increase in call volume since 2005 when the district ran 577 calls for service. This can be attributed to the increased population of Jefferson County Missouri and the Hillsboro Area.
The Hillsboro Fire Protection District applied to the Federal Government in 2019 for a SAFER Grant, which provides funding for full time firefighters for a 3 year period. We were awarded the grant in 2020 and hired 6 full time firefighters in February of 2021. The District needs to keep the firefighter positions permeant to effectively protect our citizens and staff.
This website is packed full of all the information you need to make an informed decision at the polls. Some of the items include the written tax increase plan, the district's equipment replacement plan, links to our budget, sample budgets for if the tax increase passes and many other documents. Please reach out to the Hillsboro Fire Protection District if you have any additional questions at 636-797-3619.