FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Community Joint Ambulance District is asking voters to renew a five-year, 0.4-mill replacement levy for ambulance services.
EMS Chief Rick Lanuzza said it is not a new tax, but a renewal of the levy which provides funds for general operating expenses such as salaries for part-time personnel, equipment such as trucks and heart monitors, medical supplies and training for the paramedics and emergency medical technicians.
The cost to the owner of a $100,000 home would continue to be $14 per year; someone who owns a $50,000 home would pay just $7 per year; a one who owns a $75,000 home would be assessed $10.50 a year; the cost for a $125,000 home would be $17.50 a year; and owners of a $150,000 home would pay $21 a year. The senior homestead exemption applies to this levy, and would reduce the cost to senior citizens who have applied for the exemption.
Lanuzza said operationally the Ambulance District is completely separate from the Fredericktown Community Fire District, and does not bill patients for any services it provides.