La Porte City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve the proposed budget of the La Porte Fire Control, Prevention and Emergency Medical Services District for FY2013.
A public hearing was held prior to approval of the budget. The district has a total projected budget of $803,685, with $510,723 designated for the fire department, $250,560 to EMS services, and $42,420 to the Fire Marshal’s Office.
The Fire Control, Prevention, and Emergency Medical Services District was established after a city wide vote during elections in May of 2011, creating the district and board,” Fire Chief Michael Boaze said. “The mission for the City of La Porte’s Fire Department is to provide the community with the most efficient and progressive Fire Prevention, Protection, and Emergency Medical Services possible in an effective and responsible manner. This mission is accomplished by providing the best possible training, updated equipment, and protocols for the people that respond.”
The city council voted to approve the sale of property at 912 West Main Street to Marty Campise and Joe Bertuglia for a total of $220,000.
The purchasers of the property intend to develop it into medical/office space and retail space. The city transferred the property to the La Porte Development Corporation to allow its sale.
The city council voted unanimously to approve the transfer of property at 911 and 915 South Eighth Street to the La Porte Development Corporation for its sale to G Force Development, Inc. in the amount of $350,000. The property will be developed into office space.
The board discussed, but took no action regarding the proposed FY2013 budget.
The proposed budget carries a total of $71 million in projected expenditures, with no anticipated increase in the tax rate; but does include merit increases for employees and approximately $8.6 million in capital projects.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council members John Zemanek and Mike Mosteit were absent. Agenda