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BEFORE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS


IN THE MATTER OF: Ordinance No. 126
An Ordinance Amending District
Ordinance No. 29 (Fire Protection Special Tax)




WHEREAS, District Ordinance No. 29 adopted in 1981 established a Special Fire Tax; and

WHEREAS, District Ordinance No. 29 was approved by the electors of the District at a District election on June 2, 1981 and the tax was approved by a 71% vote; and

WHEREAS, the revenue generated by the Special Fire Tax has not been sufficient to meet the cost of providing service, including comprehensive fire suppression; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors elects to submit the question of an increase of the special tax for fire protection to the electorate residing within the boundaries of the District, seeking a two-thirds approval.

Now, Therefore, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Directors of Brooktrails Township Community Services District (the ADistrict@) as follows:

1. Paragraph 3.01 of Ordinance No. 29 shall be amended to provide for the following annual tax:
Class of Improvements or Use
Single Family Residence $65
Duplex $110
Three Family Residence $155
Four Family Residence $200
Multiple Residence $245
Commercial Use $200
Hotel-Motel $245
Unimproved Parcel $40


2. Rates in each category shall be fixed at the above described amounts and all tax funds received shall be specifically segregated in bank account(s) designated only for purposes of a comprehensive fire prevention program, operations, capital improvements, and reserves. .

3. This Ordinance will take effect if the Ordinance is approved by a two-thirds vote of the electorate residing in Brooktrails Township Community Services District, and shall upon such approval take effect thirty (30) days thereafter.

4. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, phrase, or clause of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of this Ordinance. The voters of the District hereby declare that they would have adopted the remainder of this Ordinance, including each article, section, subsection, sentence, phrase or clause, irrespective of the invalidity of any other article, section, subsection, sentence, phrase or clause.

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Introduced April 27, 2004 and adopted this 11th day of May, 2004 at a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Brooktrails Township Community Services District by the following vote:

AYES: Directors: Ziady, Skezas, Pohlson, Orth
NOES: Directors: None
ABSENT: Directors: Horrick


ATTEST: CHARLES A. ORTH, President


MICHAEL V. CHAPMAN, Secretary


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