I am currently investigating establishing a separate tax zone in our fire district - to properly distinguish the vast commercial portion of our fire district from our rural/residential portion.

I know that in Section 176(27) of Article 11 of NYS Town Law describes the procedure to establish a separate tax zone, but what I am looking for is some guidance/advice.

1) Has anyone had experience in creating a tax zone in their fire district?
2) Any troubles/hurdles that you experienced?
3) How did you come up with an appropriate tax rate?


Richard M. Spackmann
Greenfield Fire District