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Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Fire Commission

      As an Independent special district defined by Florida Statutes, Palm Harbor Fire Rescue has a Board of five Fire Commissioners. Commissioners must live within the boundaries of the Fire District and are elected to four year terms.

     The Board has the responsibility for approving department policy, the adoption of the annual budget and millage rate, and oversight of all department resources. Currently the Fire District Millage cap is 2.0. This means for each $1000.00 in property value a tax payer would pay $2.00 in fire tax. each year the millage rate is set to reflect the funds necessary to fund the current budget.  The Board of Commissioners have been very active in finding ways to give the taxpayers the best value for their tax dollars.

     The Board of Commissioners of Palm Harbor Special Fire Control and Rescue District hold regular monthly meetings the second Monday of each month, at 7:00 p.m., Fire Station 65, 250 West Lake Road, Palm Harbor. 
The public is invited to attend.

Current Fire Commissioners

Seat 1: Norman Atherton (Chairman)

Term:  2012-2016
  Seat 2: Julie Peluso

Term:  2014-2018
 Seat 3: Debra Buschman(Sec/Treas.)
Term:  2012-2016
Seat 5: Joseph Petrillo
Term:  2012-2016
Seat 4: Jim Nelson (Vice-Chairman)
 Term:  2014-2018

Commissioners can be contacted by calling the Administrative Offices at 727.784.0454 or by mail at:

Palm Harbor Fire Rescue
250 West Lake Road
Palm Harbor, Florida 34684

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