Why can’t buildings and trucks be purchased from the General Fund?

The Fenton Fire District strives for fiscal responsibility. Large Capital improvements are better funded through temporary tax levies (bond), instead of permanent tax increases. This ensures that after the buildings are paid for, the citizens of our community aren’t continuing to pay higher taxes.

Capital purchases from the general fund effect the District’s reserve funds and forces more of a likelihood of going back to the residents for increased tax levies.