Chiefland fire tax up in the air

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By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

Chiefland commissioners are holding on plans to move forward with a proposed fire tax for city residents, agreeing by consensus Monday night after hearing from the city's fire chief.

"I do think that the best way to go about this now is to drop it," said Chiefland Fire and Rescue Chief James Harris. "That's my recommendation."

The tax has been in the works for months and is in response to fears that the county may choose not to pay the annual $199,000 it pays Chiefland to help run its fire department. The county is only required to give the city 30 days notice of its termination of funds, and city officials were worried that might leave the city on the hook to come up with money to pay for the fire department during the next year.

The matter came up as a request to submit the proposed fire assessment to the Levy County Property Appraiser so that it could be sent out to city taxpayers this year with the annual Truth in Millage (TRIM) notice.

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