On Oct. 7, registered voters living in the Caswell Lakes and Kashwitna area will have the opportunity to vote on the creation of their own fire service area (FSA).
"Property owners are without the support of a local fire department to defend their homes and property from fire," said Dennis Brodigan, Director of Emergency Services.
Some residents have informed the Borough that they cannot get fire insurance for a home outside a fire protected area.
To pay for such fire protection, fire service area taxes, up to 3 mills, could be levied. Currently Caswell Lakes area residents do not pay fire service area taxes.
Two town hall meetings were held in May 2008 for area residents. Assembly Member Tom Kluberton and Director Brodigan provided an overview of creating a fire service area in the MAT-SU Borough, and provided an opportunity for landowners/residents to ask questions, make suggestions, and to initiate a dialogue on issues.
For more information, contact: Dennis Brodigan, Director of Emergency Services 373-8815.