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Headquarters: (512) 281-4025
WHO WE ARE:
Bastrop/Travis Counties Emergency Services District #1 began in May 2007 after being approved by the voters of the proposed District. The District covers a large portion of northern Bastrop County and the extra-territorial jurisdiction of the City of Elgin in Travis County. It is one of only a few districts in the state that cover two or more counties. In a multiple-county district, the five (5) members of the board of commissioners must be elected by the voters of district.
The District is responsible for funding and oversight of the Elgin and McDade Fire Departments along with the paid medical first responder unit housed in Elgin. The first responder unit runs on a 24/7 basis with one paid employee supported by volunteer first responders. The Elgin and McDade Fire Departments are staffed by volunteers.
Since the District was formed, it has been able to add over $2.3 million dollars of assets to the District’s area in the form of equipment and buildings. Because of these additions, the District’s fire insurance rating has been upgraded to enable the citizens of the District to obtain lower fire insurance rates.
BASTROP-TRAVIS COUNTIES ESD NO. 1 ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL
RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST
YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 12.68
PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON
A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.25.