At its May 23 meeting, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District’s commission approved a resolution requesting that Riverside County grant the district an advance of its December property tax receipts.

The request is for $400,000, the same amount as the 2016 request. The district and county have agreed to an advance for each fall since 2011.

From July through the middle of December, the district’s cash flow is limited to ambulance collections because it receives no property tax or assessments during that period.

With the advance from the county, bills are more easily paid and the December revenue reimburses the county for the advance and small fee of about $3,350.