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Mill Levy Information

Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District   

3 Mill Levy Ballot Proposal

 

What is a Mill Levy?

A mill levy is a property tax based on the property's assessed value, expressed in mills.  One mill equals one dollar of property tax for every $1,000 of assessed value.  This tax is essential for local governments and jurisdictions to fund public services such as schools and fire districts.

 

How Do I Calculate My Portion?

1. First calculate your assessed value by multiplying your home value by the Larimer County single family residential assessment rate of  6.7, expressed in percent as .067.

  • $400,000   x   .067   =   $26,800

2. Then multiply your assessed value by the mill  (5, 8, or 9 mills expressed in percent as .005,  .008,  .009) .

  • $26,800  x  .008   =  $ 214.40
  • $26,800  x  .009   =  $ 241.20

 

What is the History of the CLFPD Mill Levy?

A 5 mill levy was established when the District was created in 1995.

An additional 4 bond mill levy was approved by the community in 2015 for the remodel of the fire station.

The bond for the remodeling will be paid off this year, resulting in the expiration of the additional 4 bond mills.

The District is proposing to retain and reassign 3 of the 4 bond mill levy for operating and capital expenditures.

 

Why Does the District Need to Retain 3 of the 4 Bond Mill Levy?

With the increase in wildfire risk and the growing population in the Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District, the District needs funding to maintain and improve both fire and medical services.

A 3 mill retention and reassignment will secure funding to provide the CLFPD with a general operating budget that will allow the District to establish critical technology systems, replace and update essential equipment, and support pressing recruitment and retention needs. 

Additionally, retaining 3 mills of the 4 bond mill levy will enable the CLFPD to maintain vital equipment and replace crucial aging vehicles as part of our capital improvement plan. This will ensure their reliability and the safety of our first responders and the community as we continue to serve property owners for decades to come.

 

What's the Bottom Line?

With a retention of 3 mills of the the 4 bond mill levy,  there will be a decrease in your overall mill levy tax rate from 9 mills to 8 mills, while still providing financial support for your Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District.

 

We appreciate your consideration of this proposal.  For additional information, please join us for Mill Levy Community Conversations  at the Fire Station (237 Blackfoot Rd, Crystal Lakes) on:

  • Sunday, June 30th 10 am -12 pm
  • Sunday, July 14th 1 pm -3 pm 
  • Saturday, August 17th 10 am -12 pm * please note this as the correct time, compared to the mailer