Even though you pay property taxes to the County and the township, the amount of tax collected does not cover the cost of the services provided to rural residents. Those living in the city subsidize the lifestyle of those who live in the country by making up the shortfall between the cost of services and the revenues received from the rural dwellers. This is why the level of service is less in rural areas.
The fact that you can drive to your property does not necessarily guarantee that you, your guest, and emergency service vehicles can achieve that same level of access at all times.
Proper addressing is critical in reducing response times for police, fire and emergency medical services. The physical location of your residence and extreme weather conditions adversely effect response times for emergency services.