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A tax rate of $0.1000 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of Jackson County
Emergency Services District #3.
PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.1000 per $100
NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE $0.0921 per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE $0.0956 per $100
DE MINIMIS RATE $0.1551 per $100
The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2021 tax year that will raise the same amount of property
tax revenue for Jackson County Emergency Services District #3 from the same properties in both the 2020
tax year and the 2021 tax year.
The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that Jackson County Emergency Services District #3 may
adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate, unless the de minimis rate for Jackson
County Emergency Services District #3 exceeds the voter-approval rate for Jackson County Emergency
Services District #3.
The de minimis rate is the rate equal to the sum of the no-new-revenue maintenance and operations rate for
Jackson County Emergency Services District #3, the rate that will raise $500,000, and the current debt rate
for Jackson County Emergency Services District #3.
The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that Jackson County
Emergency Services District #3 is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2021 tax year.
A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON September 14, 2021 AT
6:00PM AT Fire Station, 315 West Main Street, Edna, Texas.

Notice of Public Hearing on 2021 Tax Increase

 

Welcome to Jackson County Emergency Services District No.3

The Mission:

The Jackson County Emergency Services District No. 3 (Edna Fire Department) is to a leading agency in our community by:

           Meeting the needs of the community in Fire prevention, Fire suppression, Rescue, and Emergency Medical First Responder.  We will utilize and improve our dedication to the people of this community and constantly improve our services and skills. 

Our Policy:

             Give top priority to firefighter safety and environmental concerns.  Encourage the professional and personal development of our personnel thru development of in-house training program.  Work as a team as Volunteers and Career firefighters and take full advantage of our skills, knowledge and creativity.  Communicate openly and honestly to our members and community to inspire trust and confidence.

How it Started:

            In 2013 Jackson County Emergency Services No. 3 was formed through a majority vote of the property owners within its district. This was done to ensure that adequate funding was available for Emergency Services within the proposed service area. Taxpayers  approved a 10 cent per one hundred dollar tax on their property to properly fund the service. 

Area Covered:

            Jackson County Emergency Services District No. 3 (Edna Fire Department) is the largest Emergency Services District in Jackson County, spanning the area that runs from HWY 59 Lake Bridge to the Victoria County line and from Lavaca County Line on HWY 111 to the Meeting of the Lavaca and Navidad Rivers to the South.  Communities served are the City of Edna, El Toro, Morales, and Cordele areas in Jackson County, Texas. 

Jackson ESD Fire map