The Rolla Rural Fire Protection District will hold a public informational meeting later this month on the tax levy increase that fire district voters will decide in the April 5 election.

The Rolla Rural Fire Protection District will hold a public informational meeting later this month on the tax levy increase that fire district voters will decide in the April 5 election.
The meeting will take place Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at the fire district’s headquarters located at 1575 E. Lions Club Drive in Rolla.
The fire district’s board of directors will be available to answer any questions people may have about a question on the April 5 election ballot that proposes to raise the district’s property tax levy.
The rural fire district is asking voters to up the property tax levy by 25 cents per $100 assessed valuation. The current tax levy is nearly 23 cents per $100 assessed valuation. Board members say the additional revenue from the tax levy increase would fund four full-time firefighters to be staffed at the fire station, which in turn, would allow for quicker response time. Currently, all firefighters in the district are volunteers.