The Transylvania Times -

Fire Dept. Funding An Issue For Most Counties


May 30, 2019

Last year, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners approved subsidizing the cost of fire services in the North Transylvania district with a $102,000 grant from the general fund budget.

Prior to that decision, after reviewing budget needs, the North Transylvania district fire tax rate would have been $.20 cents, while the remaining district tax rates would have ranged from $.479 cents to $.1378 cents. Instead, commissioners approved the grant and did not raise any fire district tax beyond $.14 cents, leaving Lake Toxaway with the lowest rate in the county at $.0544 cents and the hig...

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