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Board Agrees On Fire Dept. Funding


Last updated 5/13/2021 at 9:39am

County commissioners appear likely to approve a 5 percent personnel line item funding increase for all fire departments and the Transylvania County Rescue Squad, resulting in a $.0253 cents property tax increase above revenue neutral.

Commissioners reached consensus on the increase Monday during a budget workshop.

As previously reported, in her proposed budget County Manager Jaime Laughter noted that in the past two years fire and rescue contracts have required taking funds from the county’s general fund balance on top of the revenue from fire tax rates.

Initially, Laughter had recom...

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