Two S.D. Departments Seek Taxing Authority
Aug. 28--Two volunteer fire departments are seeking taxing authority to better fund their operations.
Firefighters in Frederick have gathered the necessary signatures to put the issue on the ballot. A vote is scheduled for Oct. 16.
The Columbia department is in the process of collecting the necessary 137 signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot, said Corey Mitchell, the department's fire chief.
Right now, he said, the department operates on $17,000 a year in contributions from...
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