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Guest Column: Tax Increase Proposed For North Transylvania Fire District


Last updated 6/3/2019 at 9:06pm

The county commissioners received a budget proposal last Tuesday evening to increase the fire tax rate in North Transylvania’s fire district from 14 cents to 21.39 cents per $100 to meet the budgetary needs of the department.

Last year, the county commissioners approved supplementing the tax income with money from the General Fund to fulfill the budget needs, but have elected to pass this amount on to the district’s taxpayers for the new fiscal year. This will be compounded by the 10.5 cents increase that has also been approved to pay for the school bond, resulting in a total increase...

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