The North Lyon County Fire Protection District Board of Directors have approved to place a ballot initiative on the 2018 ballot for a 5¢ property tax increase. If approved by the voters of Fernley, this increase will solely be used to hire additional emergency responders.
- “Keep Fernley Safe” is a ballot advisory group comprised of residents, community stakeholders, and firefighters whose main objective is to educate the public on matters of public safety in relations to our local fire department, the North Lyon County Fire Protection District.
- The need for this group is based on the fact that our current Fire District has lacked proper funding to provide adequate staffing, and due to the continued growth of the City of Fernley, our Fire District will continue to struggle to meet the demands for service putting our public's safety at risk.
- When our Fire District cannot meet the demands for service because of inadequate staffing, it becomes a major public safety issue for the residents, visitors, and businesses of Fernley.