MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — Supporters of a new Theodore/Dawes Fire District are rallying voters weeks before a major vote. There’s a community meeting Saturday morning at 9 am at the Southwest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce.
A special election has been set for April 28 for thousands of people in Theodore. Residents who are served by the Theodore/Dawes Volunteer Fire Department will vote on whether they want to establish a fire district.
Establishing a fire district would mean more resources for the Theodore/Dawes Volunteer Fire Department that serves the area. Right now the Theodore/Dawes Fire Department gets their funding from a $5 fee charged by Mobile County Water & Sewer. However, not all people in the Theodore/Dawes fire jurisdiction are served by Mobile County Water & Sewer. So, some people are getting protection without paying the fee.
If residents vote to establish a fire district, people served by the Theodore/Dawes Volunteer Fire Department would pay $10 more per month in property taxes or $120 at the end of the year depending on how you pay taxes.