Our local Atlanta Volunteer Fire Department is working hard!
Instead of becoming a taxing district, we have worked to make sure all landowners in the area are asked to pay dues. Earlier this year, we sent 168 prospect letters to non-member landowners within our boundaries and received more than 70 new memberships grossing $3,170. Many of our newest members live outside of our area.
In 2014, our membership dues totaled around $7,700; we have increased our budget for member dues for next year by almost 50%. Estimated revenue for 2016 is now $18,000 and includes $1,500 quarterly payments from the city of Atlanta. We continue to have a great relationship with the city of Atlanta and appreciate their financial support.
We started the year with 160 members; only five have not paid their dues for 2015.
We have moved all members to annual payments and we thank everyone for bearing with us through prorated invoices, etc.
We are now debt free.
We want to thank our volunteers - without them, we could not do this work.
We are working on a grant application to bring a new tornado siren to our community.
If you would like to help as a board member or a volunteer, please let us know!