Fire merger still long way to go

-A A +A
By Claude Lewis

BRONSON - The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Or in the case of the ongoing talks of a Bronson-Otter Creek fire department merger, the closer it seems to becoming reality, the light at the end of the end of the tunnel still seems dim.

Already having the green light from Levy County and Otter Creek, the merger only needs the OK from the town of Bronson.

For a second straight month, Bronson balked at that approval, although the proposed merger did move a bit closer to reality when the councilmembers carried a motion by Berlon Weeks to allow attorneys from both towns to work up exact details.

Bronson Fire Chief Rick Lombardo, who has been pushing for the merger for months, can then take those to the county and Bronson for possible final approval.

Otter Creek, a community of 47 people, is under county jurisdiction but serviced by the Bronson Fire Department.

A merger would give Otter Creek an ISO rating and give Bronson a chance to lower its rating, according to Lombardo.

The better an ISO rating, the lower insurance rates are to homeowners.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Chiefland Citizen, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Chiefland Citizen and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

Chiefland Citizen | circulation@chieflandcitizen.com | 352-493-4796
624 W Park Avenue, Chiefland, FL 32626
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday