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Proposition E Frequently Asked Questions

What is Proposition E?

On April 4th, Proposition E will ask for an additional 39 cents per $100 of assessed value on the general fund tax levy. Proposition E will provide the funding to maintain the high level of fire and emergency medical services our community enjoys.

How does this affect what I pay in property taxes?

Taxes are calculated upon the county assessors “appraised value” of property. The value is then modified by an “assessed value” percentage. Residential property is assessed at a rate of 19% of the appraised value. For example, a house appraised by the county at $150,000 has an assessed value of $28,500. The 39 cent increase applied to this example calculates to $9.26 per month or $111.15 per year.

Proposition E Information

It has been 31 years since the Fenton Fire Protection District has approached our community for a tax increase. During that time, we have added highly trained paramedics, firefighters and lifesaving equipment. We are also the only internationally accredited fire department in the State of Missouri with an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of 1.

As taxes are the primary source of revenue for the Fenton Fire Protection District, budget shortfalls have resulted from tax abatements, tax increment financing (TIF), and a decrease in assessed property values. Day-to-day costs from medical supplies, fire equipment and fuel have all increased. In 2009, the Chrysler Plant in Fenton permanently shut its doors which also led to the closure of several supporting businesses. Even with 31 years of fiscal responsibility, our 2017 budget is projected to be a one million dollar ($1,000,000) deficit.

On April 4, 2017 the Fenton Fire Protection District will place a proposal on the ballot.

Proposition E is a general tax increase of $0.39 per hundred dollars assessed valuation to fund the current operations of all four engine houses, emergency equipment, and trained personnel. This will secure sufficient funding for the Fenton Fire Protection District to continue providing the highest trained EMS and fire services available.

With this proposal, a home with an appraised value of $150,000 (assessed value $28,500) will see an average cost increase of $9.26 per month.

We look forward to continuing our long standing tradition of excellence in EMS, fire protection and community service.

An informative newsletter is available for download as a PDF to provide our residents with a greater understanding of Proposition E.

Meramec Flood Planning

faFlooding is a common occurrence in certain areas of the Fenton Fire Protection District. Because of this constant threat, the district has developed maps to display the potential effects on flooding at different river levels. The maps are an estimate based on ground elevation and river levels measured at the Meramec River at Valley Park Gage.

The following maps are sized to be printed on 11x17 paper, are available as PDF files, and estimate the flooding of the Meramec River at:

Adobe Reader may be required to view the maps.

Fenton Fire District Mission Statement

fentonpatch.gifThe Fenton Fire Protection District is committed to providing our residents and neighbors the highest quality emergency services by being progressive, highly trained, and community oriented. We will achieve our mission through strong leadership, financial responsibility, and innovation.

Building Permits

oldfenpatch.gifThe Fenton Fire Protection District issues permits for building construction, commercial use, blasting, bonfires, open burning, and commercial fireworks. Our permit applications are available for download from the Permits Page as well as plenty of information about what is required for a permit application.

Photo Gallery

brannans02.jpgAs you may have noticed, we've changed how things look on www.fentonfire.org. We also have set up a new photo gallery to make it easier to see what we do.