The district also has the lowest ESD tax rate in the county and has had paid daytime staff longer than any other district in Western Parker County, Robertson noted.
Paid daytime staff is something they need to be thinking about, Robertson said, noting that because the department has only a few medically certified volunteers, sometimes they don’t have any certified volunteers available to respond to a medical call.
The volunteers have put many man hours into making sure the people of the communities they serve are as well protected as they can with the funding they have and want to make sure that continues, Robertson said.
The ESD board of commissioners voted to accept the petition and will soon hold a public hearing, according to ESD No. 7 President Johnie Herbert. If the board calls for an election, voters in both the area to be annexed and ESD No. 7 will vote on the issue.
Last November, voters approved annexation by ESD No. 7 of the Millsap VFD service area.