Camp Verde Fire District sees decrease in assessed value

Fire Chief Terry Keller

Fire Chief Terry Keller

CAMP VERDE - The assessed value of the Camp Verde Fire District has decreased for the sixth straight year. The district was assessed this year at $58,460,089. The combined revenue from property tax and Fire District Assistance Tax was $2,197,153, compared to last year's $2,157,300.

The ambulance revenue is $954,837, the highest collection ever for the district. The expenses to maintain the ambulances have decreased to $13,318 over the last year.

The district received a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant for $45,000 that will be used to purchase a new compressor and fill the station system with self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) bottles. There is also revenue that comes from intergovernmental Agreements with the Yavapai-Apache Nation and Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, which is $490,562.

Salaries and benefits for employees are majority of the expenses taken out of the budget. This increased by $110,000 since last year, and there is a possibility of an addition of a Division Chief.

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