Waste and Fire Assessment Fees Marion County
Tonight the Marion County board of county commissioners will decide if it's resident's fire and solid waste assessments will go up.
The solid waste assessment increase proposal is six dollars for the next four years.
It will bring the assessment up from seventy dollars a month to seventy six.
Director of Solid Waste Ken Whitehead said, "It's necessary for us to meet the additional cost we've incurred with transportation, fuel costs, construction costs, material costs, and even subcontractor costs have gone up as well.
Marion County Fire Rescue Spokesperson Heather Danenhower says, "The big screaming message for tonight is that even thought citizens received a ten percent increase proposal in the mail that they will not that one their tax roles whatever they paid last year for fire assessment is what they'll pay this year."
By law these notices had to go out into the mail to inform citizens of the potential for an increase. Even though the assessment is not increasing now, it could still increase after the 2008 fiscal year.
By Sarah Pusateri, WCJB TV20 News
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