# 25. 2012 Fire Tax Remains at.505 Mills 2013 Fire Tax Remains at.505 Mills 2014 Fire Tax Increases to.655 Mills Increase of.15 Mills on the Fire Tax (\$15.

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2012 Fire Tax Remains at.505 Mills 2013 Fire Tax Remains at.505 Mills 2014 Fire Tax Increases to.655 Mills Increase of.15 Mills on the Fire Tax (\$15 per year on a property assessed at \$100,000 / \$1.25 per month) Generates an Additional \$187,000 Annually Maximum of \$162,000 Towards Building Balance of \$25,000 Towards Staffing Start Planning Process Immediately Break Ground Target Date – Fall 2012 Completion Target Date – Summer 2013

How much will my taxes go up if this is approved? \$15.00 for every \$100,000 of assessed property value This Equates to \$1.25 per month Will the Reiffton and Stonersville Stations Stay Open YES – Both Stations will Remain Open Will Reiffton and Stonersville Remained Staffed YES – It is the intention of the ETVFD to maintain staffing at all stations with the current proposal Does the ETVFD need to purchase any more fire apparatus for the new building? NO – The ETVFD will operate under its current apparatus fleet

What is the proposed size of the new fire station? The proposed size of the new fire station is approx. 10,000 sq. ft. What is the proposed cost of the new fire station? The New Fire Station is estimated to cost around \$2,500,000 Approx. \$185 per sq. ft x 10,000 sq. ft = \$1,850,000 Approx. 30% of Construction for site work and other fees = \$555,000 Other Misc. Expenses = \$95,000 Where will the new station be located? The New Fire Station will be located at the current location of the K-9 Training Facility at the corner of Gibraltar and DeMoss What are the main reasons for the new fire station? To SOLIDIFY the FUTURE of our current In-Station Staffing and Live-In programs to help avoid more substantial tax increases To Provide a Faster and More Efficient Response to Emergency Incidents in Increase LIFE SAFETY

Which areas of the township would have a reduced response time with the new station? Colony Hill (Shelbourne Road and Gibraltar Road) – 5 Minute Reduction Grist Mill Farms and Country Club Estates – 5 Minute Reduction Country Club Estates II Development – 4 Minute Reduction Wingspread Development – 4 Minute Reduction Pathfinder Development – 3 Minute Reduction Dunn Farm Development – 3 Minute Reduction Exeter Golf Course Development – 3 Minute Reduction Lorane Orchards Development – 3 Minute Reduction Pheasant Run Development – 3 Minute Reduction Eastwick at Exeter Townhouses – 2 Minute Reduction Linstead Development – 2 Minute Reduction Long Pond Development – 2 Minute Reduction **Minimum Time Estimates Using GOOGLE MAPS

Exeter Township Building Reading Hospital Building Exeter Ambulance Building Reading CC – 12 th Hole DeMoss Road Gibraltar Road Exeter Emergency Services Building

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Will Reduce Fire Department Response Time to 50% of Exeter Township Residents Helps Increase Life Safety of Residents Helps Increase Life Safety of ETVFD Members Helps DECREASE ISO (Insurance Services Office) Rating Eastern Side of Exeter Commons Area! Increased traffic volume makes it difficult for fire apparatus to access the eastern half of Exeter Township from the Reiffton Station. Easy Access to Rt. 422 and Rt. 562 Close to Exeter Township Building Centralized Emergency Services Increased Communication with Township Officials

Total Cost - \$2,500,000 Approximate Cost is \$162,000 Annually Depending on Cost, Rate, and Term of the Loan Construction Costs are Very Competitive Right Now Interest Rates are at ALL-TIME LOWS Construction Costs and Interest Rates Will Increase Revenue Options Increase Fire Tax - 0.15 Mil Tax Increase Generates Approximately \$187,000 Annually (\$15 on every \$100,000 of assessed property value) Building Drive Mailing - Projected to Net Approximately \$20,000 to \$30,000 Annually Local Business Pledges / Naming Rights to Building or Rooms in the Building Buy a Brick / Paver Program Donation of Services (i.e. Site Prep, Mobilized Equipment, etc.) Site Construction Waste Removal Donation

Exeter Township Fire Department Reduced Response Times Life Safety for Residents AND First Responders Expanded and Updated Facilities For Live-In Members Live-In Members are the Backbone of the Organization Currently 7 Live-In Members With 1 Bathroom at Reiffton Currently a Waiting List of 6 Live-In Members Cannot Add Any More Due to Space Constraints Recruited 20 New Members Since June 2011 Need Space For Members to Keep Their Gear Need Meeting Room Space / Training Room Space We Are LOSING Members Due To Space Constraints! Major Problem

Main Station (DeMoss Road / Gibraltar Road) 1 Tower Ladder / 1 Rescue-Engine / 1 Engine Reiffton Station (46 W. 33 rd Street) 1 Rescue-Engine Stonersville Station (5580 Boyertown Pike) 1 Tanker / 1 Rescue-Engine

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Our 80+ Members Are Anxiously Awaiting The Opportunity to Protect the Residents of Exeter Township More Efficiently. With Your Support WE CAN AND WE WILL! 25 Thank You For Your Time and Continued Support!

2012 Fire Tax Remains at.505 Mills 2013 Fire Tax Remains at.505 Mills 2014 Fire Tax Increases to.655 Mills Generates an Additional \$187,000 Annually Maximum of \$162,000 Towards Building Balance of \$25,000 Towards Staffing Start Planning Process Immediately Break Ground Target Date – Fall 2012 Completion Target Date – Summer 2013

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