Voters approve sales tax for Beatrice fire station

  • Source: Beatrice Daily Sun
  • Published: 11/06/2018 08:39 PM

Beatrice voters approved a sales tax issue Tuesday that will generate funds to build a new fire station. Unofficial results Tuesday night showed a total of 2,132 votes in favor of the sales tax issue to 1,860 voting in opposition. Beatrice Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Daake was overwhelmed to hear the news and said he’s excited for the department to have a facility that meets its needs. He attributed the issue passing to ongoing efforts from firefighters and city officials to educate the public about the need for a new station. “I know a lot of the department members off duty did a lot of work to get the information out there and then also our friends and family in the community helped too,” he said. "It’s just really impressive. When you work 24 hour shifts you live one-third there and to give them a good place to live will help with retention and recruitment just by having an actual fire station instead of the auditorium.”


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