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New Back Yard Burn Season Closed
Chief Goetz - 2013 Wildfire Season, Initial Thoughts and Recommendations
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Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Files Class Action Lawsuit against Fire Tax
"This tax was dreamed up by politicians in Sacramento who are so desperate for revenue that they were willing to ram this through the Legislature without the proper two-thirds vote," said Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. "The fire tax is a direct violation of Prop. 13. It is our goal to overturn this tax, prevent the politicians from taking more money from hardworking people for a program they were already paying for, and help taxpayers to get a refund from the government."
To be eligible for a refund, property owners must first pay their bill, then file a protest with the State. HJTA has established a website that shows how to protest the fee and provides the necessary forms. Property owners can also sign up for free e-mail bulletins that will keep them informed of the progress of the class action suit.
For more information visit FireTaxProtest.org
If you oppose the SRA fees and this lawsuit is successful.....the only way you will receive a refund is if you downloand the proper form, fill it out, mail it in. If this lawsuit is successful and you have not filed the form you will not receive a refund. The state will happily keep your money. Click here to download the form. Thought you should know!
Mid-Coast Fire Brigade Awarded FEMA Grant To Purchase SCBA Tank Fill Station
Back in early August Chief Goetz spent a couple days to fill out and submit a grant application to FEMA to provide funding to purchase equipment that would allow the fire brigage to refill their Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). The SCBAs are used on structure fires, car fires and other incidents where smoke potentially contains very harmful and toxic materials. Currently the brigade has to take their tanks to one of the fire stations in town to have them refilled. The addition of this piece of equipment means that in the event of a structure fire, the brigade will have an endless supply of SCBA tanks. The Fire Brigade Memberships send special thanks to Chief Goetz for taking two days out of her life to fill out the yards of paperwork required to apply for the grant, knowing that it was a longshot at best.
How To Obtain A Monterey County House Number
View the 2011 Newsletter in PDF format here
For those of you who do not have an official county address, it is a very simple and inexpensive process to get one. Simply click this link Address Request Form. This will open a new window and the form is in PDF format. Fill out the form which includes the assessors parcel number and include a check for $51. The road department assurred me that if your situation is unique (most of the canyon) you can include a hand drawn map so they can assure they assign a proper address. Your fire brigade has been working hard with the county to understand our unique situation.
Fire Danger - High
Pictures of Highway One road slippage just south of the Rocky Creek Brigde - 3/16/2011
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|Welcome to the Official Mid Coast Fire Brigade Web Site
The Mid-Coast Fire Brigade was officially organized in June of 1979 and is made up from community members who volunteer their time to provide fire and emergency medical services to our community. There are currently 16 fire fighters serving on the Mid-Coast Fire Brigade with three fire fighting apparatus. These volunteers have been trained in emergency medical intervention, including CPR, defibrillation, and firefighting skills. They meet twice a month to practice their skills; they are dedicated to provide you with the essential services of fire and life safety you deserve.
However, as with most organizations, the organization is only as good as its weakest link, without the support of the community, the Fire Brigade cannot exist.