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Hillsboro Fire Protection District Property Tax Increase on the Ballot in April

(Hillsboro) The Hillsboro Fire Protection District is going to the election ballot in April, asking voters for a 50-cent property tax increase.

This is the second year the measure has been on the ballot for Hillsboro residents.

Hillsboro Fire Chief Brian Gaudet says the department recently received an AFG Safer Grant to hire 6 additional full-time firefighters. However, the funding will only last for 3 years.

Again, Chief Gaudet mentions funding from the property tax increase, if passed, would be used for man power and hiring of additional firefighters.

The property tax rate in the district is currently $0.5247 per $100 assessed valuation.

The measure, which was on the June ballot last year, failed by 23 votes.

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