Jones County residents approve new fire tax amid fire and rescue merger

  • Source: WNCT-TV Channel 9
  • Published: 05/09/2018 08:52 PM

Some much-needed help is on the way for one fire and rescue squad in Jones County. As voters made the decision to pass a new fire tax on Tuesday. The tax allocates more funding for the agency. The fire tax is saving more money for those in the county, more specifically, the town of Maysville. The county allocates roughly $18,000 to the agency; while, the town allocates 5,000. With the fire tax, the budget for the fire department will double. Home-owners will pay $30 a year while saving 30-40% on their home insurance. The money from tax-payers will provide upgrades for equipment. Chief Micheal Jordan said the fire tax is necessary.


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