From Mid-Hudson News:
About 55 percent of the property in the Fairview Fire District is tax exempt, and now public input is being gathered to see if the district’s services can be consolidated into other neighboring districts.
“It’s economy of scale; it’s efficiency,” said Virginia Buechele, a Fairview Fire District commissioner.
“We can’t do it anymore. We have a great many seniors and the people can’t take it,” Buechele said. “We have the highest tax rate.”
A study with the Michaelian Institute of Public Policy and Management at Pace University was commissioned a few years ago and findings to consolidate the Fairview Fire District with one or more other districts or departments – City of Poughkeepsie, Arlington Fire District, Hyde Park Fire and Water, Roosevelt Fire District and Staatsburg Fire District will be presented in May or June after the public input is gathered.
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