City staff also received a letter from the appraisal district verifying that ESD No. 1 will not be taxing Aledo fire district residents during the upcoming fiscal year despite the recent annexation by ESD No. 1.
Properties are added to the taxing roll in January so ESD No. 1 can’t collect taxes until the 2015 fiscal year, the council was informed.
The Aledo Volunteer Fire Department, which has requested $50,000 from the city to help cover their costs during the upcoming fiscal year, provided information to the council Thursday night indicating an additional firefighter is expected to be added at the fire station in Aledo for a total of two full-time staff, according to the city.
The district also hopes to begin looking for property to build a new Aledo fire station, currently a machine shop the department has outgrown, Stephen Watson, of ESD No. 1, told the council.