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  • How much is the levy for?
    The Evergreen Fire District is asking for 77.67 Mills, which is approximately $2,556,795. .
  • What is this levy going to provide?
    This levy will provide a more timely response in keeping with the recommended NFPA standard of 6 personnel. This levy will provide: 3 AEMT/Firefighters for 24 hours, 365 days per year, 3 Paramedic/Firefighters 24 hours, 365 days per year, The 6 personnel on shift 24/7 will be cross-trained in fire and medical. Moderate wage and benefit increase to mitigate employee turnover. Improved capability to handle complex incidents and call overlap. More reliable fire and medical services for the Evergreen Community. Less dependency on other agencies. More consistent funding for equipment and apparatus.
  • How much is this going to cost the voters?
    The resulting annual tax increase on a home with a ASSESSED market value is as follows: - $100,000 is $53.94/year or $4.59/month - $200,000 is $107.88/year or $8.99/month - $300,000 is $161.82/year or $13.49/month - $400,000 is $215.76/year or $17.98/month - $500,000 is $269.70/year or $22.48/month Assessed market value is NOT the same as the retail market value, or what you would sell your home for currently, as assessed market values on your tax bill are usually significantly less than that of the retail market. You can find your property's taxable market value on your property tax bill, or using the green buttons at the top of the page. To determine your individual cost increase based on your taxable market value, use the calculator at the bottom of the page.
  • How much of this levy will go toward apparatus and equipment replacement?
    Of the 77.67 Mills, 12.54 Mills is designated to go directly into the Capital Improvement Fund, which funds apparatus and equipment replacement.
  • Where do I find the Assessed Taxable Market Value of my home?
    Levys are calculated by the "Market Value" on your tax bill. This can be located in the upper left hand corner of your tax bill. Keep in mind that this is not the retail appraisal value of your home.
  • What if the levy fails?
    If the levy is fails the Evergreen Fire Department will experience: 1) Hampered ability to serve a rapidly growing community and its needs. 2) Continuing with reduced staffing after our 10 member layoff in September of 2023, which has reduced staffing numbers to its lowest point since 2019. 3) Inadequate fire engine staffing that does not comply with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. 4) Longer response times due to frequent overlapping calls and inability to staff simultaneous medical responses. 5) Difficulty replacing and maintaining an aging fleet of emergency response apparatus such as fire trucks and ambulances. 6) Continually increasing dependency on mutual aid from neighboring departments such as Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Whitefish. 7) Further difficulty retaining qualified, experienced firefighters and emergency medical staff as they leave the department for other area agencies with better pay and benefits such as Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, and Bigfork; along with other statewide departments.
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Contact Us

Phone: 406 752 4636
Fax: 406 752 1540
Site: www.evergreenfire.org
Email: info@evergreenfirerescue.net
Address: 2236 Hwy 2 East Kalispell, MT 59901
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