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- The MCVFD is an independent 501(c)(4) organization.
- Eighty-three percent (83%) of MCVFD’s budget is funded by the City of M-C, which accounts for a quarter of our city’s budget! (See “FACTS About the MCVFD Contract“)
- The remaining seventeen percent (17%) comes as a supplement from Rockwall County out of money raised through sales taxes collected in the unincorporated (non-city) areas.
- Those who live in the unincorporated areas of our fire district, two-thirds (2/3) of the land mass and approximately sixty percent (60%) of the population, contribute nothing for fire services.
- Every city inside the County receives a portion of those sales-tax proceeds, which are earmarked specifically for public safety, that the County Commissioners Court has been earmarking as a small supplement to a city’s costs for providing fire services to the unincorporated areas of a city’s fire district (our portion is $67,500).
- Both County Commissioner’s Bailey and Magness have alerted us (me, Mayor Pro Tem Orchard, and Council-member Turnbull) that those funds will likely be diverted to some other aspect of public safety at some point in the future, such as supporting the new emergency dispatch system or the Sheriff’s department.
- The city of M-C accounts for just one-third (1/3) of the total fire district and makes up just forty percent (40%) of its population.
- More than half of all the MCVFD calls dispatched are servicing those outside of our city limits.