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Fire Chiefs Oppose Flat Tax Rate Funding Option


March 15, 2018

The Transylvania County Fire Chiefs Association has come out against the county imposing a flat tax rate to pay for fire/rescue services.

Six of the eight fire chiefs in the association backed the decision Monday during its regular meeting at the Transylvania County Rescue Squad.

As previously reported, county staff presented basically five options for county commissioners, the fire/rescue squads and the public to consider. Commissioners will make any final decision on whether they change the current method, which calculates fire tax rates based partly on property tax values in each of th...

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