Philomath Fire & Rescue’s board of directors will meet at 3 p.m. Monday, May 8 at Station 201 with plans to hold a public hearing on the proposed 2023-24 fiscal year budget that appropriates $2.9 million for fire protection.

Following the public hearing, the five-member board is expected to consider separate resolutions to adopt the budget and levying a tax rate of $2.0080 per $1,000 of assessed value.

Also on the agenda, the board will discuss an updated contract with Fire Chief Chancy Ferguson, go through a board self-appraisal and hear an update on the sale of the district’s Light Rescue 224 vehicle to the Dallas-based Southwest Polk Fire District.

Various other items of business as well as routine reports are also part of the meeting.

The fire station is located at 1035 Main St. The meeting can also be accessed through Zoom (see the agenda for instructions).

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