Annual Meeting Notice and call for Fire Service Dues for 2018
Join Us for our annual meeting Saturday January 27, 10:00 a.m. at Station 1 opposite 3-Mile Junction on Hwy 2. Everyone welcome, refreshments to follow!
The annual meeting is where the budget is set for the year and board positions are filled as needed, it is also an important time for members to voice concerns or ideas for improvements they would like to see in our community.
On the Agenda
- Reports from the Chief and our Treasurer on 2017's activities and expenses.
- Recognition of firefighter accomplishments.
- Presentation of the 2018 budget, and an explanation of the new dues schedule (see below).
- Election of board members. Three seats (two, 2-year positions, and one, 1-year position) are up for election this year. Nominations (or volunteers to stand for election!) will be taken from the floor.
We have a new subscription fee schedule that is being instituted this year, after 25 years of no increases. Rising costs and an increase in services give us no choice but to increase the dues, but we hope that the new schedule will not prove burdensome, while providing the funds needed to continue the professional grade services we provide to you and the community at large.
For Your Information, here is the new dues schedule beginning this year:
|Private Residence & Farm up to 125 contiguous acres||$125.00|
|Every additional non-contiguous vacant piece of land owned||$25.00|
|Home Business/Residence combo under 125 acres||$175.00|
|Private Residence & Farm over 125 - 500 contiguous acres||$225.00|
|Acreage without structures up to 20 acres||$40.00|
|Acreage without structures 21-125 contiguous acres||$75.00|
|Acreage without structures 126-500 contiguous acres||$100.00|
|Acreage with structures up to 20 acres||$60.00|
|Acreage with structures 21-125 contiguous acres||$100.00|
|Acreage with structures 126-500 contiguous acres||$175.00|
|Any parcels over 500 contiguous acres||$250.00|
NOTE: These fees are per property covered, not per member. Only one category will be applied to any given property. Call the office if you have any questions, please.
Thanks to all current members for your support. We invite all non-members to join the association to help us ensure the best fire service possible.
NORTH BENCH VOLUNTEER FIRE DISTRICT 2018 ANNUAL DUES
In an effort to reduce confusion for all current and potential subscribers, NBVFD is switching to an invoice system this year where the exact amount due by each property owner is indicated (since some own multiple properties). Once you receive your invoice in the next month or so, you can pay online at our websiteHere, or just complete and return the invoice with your payment. Dues can also be paid in person using the lock box at Station #1 on Hwy 2, Youngwirth CPA downtown, or at Mead's Equipment & Diesel on Hwy 95.
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID YOUR 2018 DUES, YOU ARE ALL SET! NO FURTHER PAYMENT IS REQUIRED.
ALL FIRE CALLS ARE ANSWERED, NON-MEMBERS WILL BE BILLED
|Per hour charge for each fire or rescue vehicle responding||$100.00|
|Per hour for each fireman responding||$20.00|
|Any damaged or destroyed equipment will be billed at the replacement or repair cost.|
These standard rates for non-members are necessary in order to be fair to those who support the fire department by paying the yearly dues. All balances that remain due thirty (30) days after the billing date will be charged interest at one and a half percent (1.5%) per month, until paid in full. The State of Idaho Legislation now supports the collection of unpaid charges.
Questions? Please Contact: Gus Jackson Fire Chief (208)267-8674 (Station 1) Or Greg Mead Treasurer (208)267-2897