The Transylvania Times -

Fire Dept. Funding Under Review


June 25, 2018

With county commiss-ioners expected to approve a $51.2 million budget tonight, the funding of the county’s fire departments has been widely discussed during the budget process.

At their June 12 meeting, commissioners approved the tax rates for the fire districts, setting a 14 cents cap (see box on page 12A), while backing the formation of a committee to look at the long-term funding of the fire departments because the current system, they say, is unsustainable and inequitable.

For this upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1, commissioners also denied any new staffing requests from th...

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