Person County board will float sales tax to fund firefighters

  • Source: Person County Life
  • Published: 01/10/2018 11:12 AM

The Person Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 on Monday to place a referendum on the May 8 primary ballot on whether to raise the local sales tax a quarter cent to support increased funding for the county’s volunteer fire departments. If voters approve the referendum, the tax would generate between $725,000 and $820,000, in excess of the $524,000 the Fire Chiefs Association has requested. The formal resolution passed Monday did two things.


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