The Transylvania Times -

Overhaul Fire Districts


June 6, 2019

Our current fire district taxing policy is both inequitable to our taxpayers and has the potential to present a safety issue.

The existing system has fire tax districts that have evolved over the years with little adjustment for changes in population densities or the addition of fire stations. These fire tax districts also serve as service areas. Unfortunately, the primary objective for the current geographical areas was to establish a tax base sufficient to generate funding for the individual fire department’s budget rather than to provide the fastest response time for emergencies with...

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