Latrobe Fire District Rates poised to Increase after Dissolution and Annexation to El Dorado Hills rates
The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the dissolution of the Latrobe Fire District and its annexation by the El Dorado Hills County Water District (commonly known as El Dorado Hills Fire) at its June 10 Board meeting.
The dissolution and annexation needs to be finalized by the El Dorado Local Agency Formation Commission, but that is expected to be a routine and non-controversial action.
“The annexation of the former Latrobe Fire District into El Dorado Hills Fire marks the culmination of months of work,” said District III Supervisor Brian Veerkamp. “County staff, along with staff from both fire districts and Boards of Directors, should be commended on their dedication and effort to see this process through to the end.”
Work on the project began in March after both fire districts approved resolutions earlier this year to proceed with annexation. With a LAFCO deadline approaching, the County was able to come to an agreement with the affected agencies in time for today’s meeting.
The annexation will add approximately 27,840 acres into El Dorado Hills Fire.
The Latrobe Fire District encompasses approximately 23,390 acres of the county and has a “sphere of influence” of an additional 4,450 acres. The costs associated with services to the new territory will be covered by property tax of the former Latrobe Tax Rate Areas that is commensurate with El Dorado Hills Fire normal percentage.