Two Face Challengers
On Fire Board
While two members of the Fire Board of Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District where two seats are being contested.
Linda Carter an incumbent on the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, met the deadline and announced she would seek reelection. She is facing William Liedtke in the fall election for Seat 2. Incumbent Jacqueline Danis the incumbent. She is being challenged by Matt Smith.
This election will be decided November 4th.
The fire and rescue district challengers will be on the same ballot as the question asking residents if they want to finance the fire department through an fire assessment fee.
If defeated, Chief John Wayne and Fire Commission Chairman Larry Becker have said the fire department would drastically cut services including closing down at least two fire houses, laying off about 50 plus firefighters and the end of ambulance transport. That would not take effect until 2016.
Voters are being asked to provide “tax relief” by being assessed rather than pay an ad valorem tax rate on property value for the 2015-16 fiscal year.