MFPD voters overwhelmingly approve Prop S

Mehlville Fire Protection District voters last week overwhelmingly approved the district’s Proposition S, or Simplification.

The measure asked voters to approve consolidating the district’s general fund and ambulance fund into one fund, resulting in the elimination of the ambulance fund. Prop S received 11,804 yes votes — 79.2 percent — and 3,107 no votes — 20.8 percent — in the April 5 election.

Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer said district officials are pleased Prop S was approved by voters.

“We’re thankful that it passed. We’re going to be able to consolidate both those funds and it’s going to fit into everything else we’ve done for six years and that is making the district more efficient and streamlining it. So we’re very grateful that voters had the wisdom to approve that,” he said.