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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007 2:24 pm | Updated: 5:43 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The Queen Creek Town Council on Wednesday set the town’s first primary property tax rate at $1.95 per $100 of assessed valuation.

The revenue of $2.7 million from the property tax will pay for expenses related to public safety in the town. The town has the end goal of creating a town-run fire department.

The levy is part of a funding package for public safety that includes a 0.25 percent sales tax increase and a fire development fee charged on new single-family home construction.

Currently fire service in the town is provided on a subscription basis by the private Rural/Metro Fire Department. The town is in the process of negotiating a master contract with Rural/Metro for fire service until the town can operate its own service.

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