Dear Neighbor,
Times change and we need to change with the times. It’s important for us, as residents of the Village and Township of Sharon to be proactive in the continuation of our fire and emergency medical services (EMS). Our goal is to provide the response, protection and service that we are accustomed to and meet
the expectations of our citizens.

Please take some time to review the information in this brochure. I am sure you
will have many questions. Please plan to attend one of our informational meetings and get the answers.

As Fire Chief and a resident, I strongly believe this is the crucial time to make changes to help residents and visitors in their time of need.

Sincerely,
Chief Bruce Vander Veen
Sharon Fire & Rescue

SHARON REFERENDUM QUESTION AND TAX IMPACT

The Governing Bodies in the Village of Sharon and Township of Sharon have chosen to put a referendum question on the ballot on November 3rd relating to a Joint Proposal for 24/7/365 Shared Staffing Fire and Paramedic Level EMS Services in cooperation with the Village and Town of Darien and the Village and Town of Walworth. These Governing Bodies want to know if you as residents are willing to pay additional taxes for additional service.

Each municipality’s referendum question will be different because each municipality’s portion of the total cost is different. Each municipality’s portion is based on a formula using equalized value, population, and past call volume.

Estimated Tax Impact from this Referendum ONLY

Village of Sharon $0.97/ $1,000 of Assessed Property Value
Township of Sharon $0.64/ $1,000 of Assessed Property Value

To know exactly how this referendum affects your property taxes, please contact your municipal clerk’s office.

A “yes” vote on the question means that you are in favor of additional taxation through an increase in annual property taxes in 2021, 2022, and 2023 to pay for a portion of this joint proposal for 24/7/365 Shared Staffing Fire and Paramedic Level EMS Services in the Villages and Towns of Darien, Sharon, and Walworth.

A “no” vote on the question means that you are not in favor of paying additional taxes for the additional service.

Questions on how this program will operate? Please contact:
Fire Chief Bruce Vander Veen - 262-949-0079

Questions on how this will impact your property taxes?
Please contact your Municipal Office:
Village of Sharon - 262-736-4888
Town of Sharon - 262-736-4608


Questions?

Questions on how this program will operate? Please contact:

Darien Fire Chief Justin Schuenke 262-745-2261
Sharon Fire Chief Bruce Vander Veen - 262-949-0079

Questions on how this will impact your property taxes?
Please contact your Municipal Office:

Village of Darien - 262-882-5055
Village of Sharon - 262-736-4888
Town of Sharon - 262-736-4608


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