Gainesville Fire Assesment
By Gavin Johnson, WCJB TV20 News
It looks like people living in gainesville will soon be paying a fee for fire services. Monday night City Commissioners voted five to two to approve a city staff recommendation.
Staffers will now prepare an ordinance and decide how much the fire assessment will cost. Commissioners could have a first reading on the ordinance as early as April 28th.
Currently the fire department is funded through property taxes, but as a result of amendment one property tax cut, the department will see a 5-percent decrease in its 2009 -2010 budget.
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