The Transylvania Times -

County Wants Input On Fire Dept. Funding


March 8, 2018

Property owners in the Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue district currently pay the lowest tax rate in the county — 4.79 cents — for those services, while those in the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue pay the highest — 13.78 cents.

The method that determines those and six other fire tax rates in the county is partly based on the total property values in each district. Those values range from $55.5 million to $1.6 billion and so impact the variance in fire tax rates that residents pay.

It means that each fire department receives differing fund amounts, resulting in varying service levels in regards...

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