Walton County Fire Rescue looking to raise fire fees

Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 12:10 PM.

"We do not believe people in South Walton should have to pay for fire protection in the other areas," he said. "I don't mind paying for fire protection, but I want to pay the guys that come to my house."

If the fee increase is not passed, everything would stay how it is, Svehla said. However, if funds can't be met, services could suffer.

"If anything else we need more fire stations," Svehla commented.

Commissioner Comander said she would rather not speculate on the fees and is waiting to hear what the community has to say July 9. Ultimately, however, the BOC has final say.

"I want the public to get a chance to express their point of view, and based on the calls and emails I have been getting and administration as well, we need to take the time to explore all scenarios," she said.



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