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Kenton board OKs fire tax plan for city

Kenton board OKs fire tax plan for city

The Kenton mayor and board of aldermen met in a called session Wednesday to discuss the city’s involvement in rural fire protection. There was no required public notice of the meeting provided to The Messenger.
The minutes of the meeting were provided to The Messenger today and show the board was updated on the status of rural fire protection at the meeting.
The board was updated on recent developments, including a recent meeting in which Obion County Clerk Vollie Boehms announced she would no longer be accepting rural fire dues.
The option of a rural fire tax was explained at Wednesday’s meeting and Mayor Virginia Davidson informed the board she planned to attend this morning’s county commission meeting regarding rural fire protection.
A motion was made by board member Tim Johns to accept the fire tax placed on rural residents’ property tax and to have the Kenton Volunteer Fire Department provide fire protection outside the Kenton city limits. Johns’ motion included the acceptance of $25,000 from fire tax revenues. A second to the motion was made by board member Angie Choate and the motion carried unanimously.

Published in The Messenger 6.1.12

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