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Staff Shortages Forcing Dwight Fire to Seek Tax Increase Vote
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By Photographer Johna Bradley
February 18, 2018

Staff Shortages Forcing Dwight Fire to Seek Tax Increase Vote
February 18, 2018
From the February Issue of The Paper-Dwight http://thepaper1901.com/2018/02/18/staff-shortages-forcing-dwight-fire-to-seek-tax-increase-vote/

In 10 minutes, a fire in a home could completely destroy the structure. And if a person is trapped inside, they could perish in that fire.
Fire safety is literally a matter of life and death and loss of property, which is why the Dwight Fire Department is concerned that they cannot provide adequate staffing during the weekday hours and Saturday nights.
Thus the reason for a tax increase request to staff the fire department in Dwight with at least three people 24-7. Three is the minimum safety number for a fire truck, according to Dwight Fire Chief Paul Johnson.
On March 20, Dwight Fire District voters will have a choice on the ballot to increase their taxes by 0.5 percent by voting for two separate referendums (see sidebar for the language of the referendums and reason for two ballot questions.)
The five percent increase in property taxes based on equalized assessed valuation for a home with a market value of $100,000 will increase by roughly $69 per year if both referendums pass March 20.

.... to read more from this article please visit: http://thepaper1901.com/2018/02/18/staff-shortages-forcing-dwight-fire-to-seek-tax-increase-vote/

For more information or to have the department speak on the subject, call the department at (815) 584-2313, Ext. 11, or email Paul Johnson at:

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