Tavares fire fee idea up for vote

Full story: Orlando Sentinel
City Council members today will consider taking a step toward adopting a special fee that would require all in the city to contribute to fire protection. Full Story
taxedtodeath

AOL

#1 Dec 17, 2008
Another tax? A ladder truck for multi-storied buildings? Exactly how many hi-rise buildings to we have in Tavares? If the fire department was run efficiently, this tax wouldn't be needed. Costs are soaring for positions and equipment in the department that would only be needed for a larger and much busier department. Check the records.....no more than two structure fires of any consequence per year for several years. Consolidating with Lake County fire would be the smarter, most cost efficient, and better service provided solution. But then again...when is any politician really concerned with saving tax dollars.
Danielle

Sanford, FL

#2 Dec 17, 2008
taxedtodeath wrote:
Another tax? A ladder truck for multi-storied buildings? Exactly how many hi-rise buildings to we have in Tavares? If the fire department was run efficiently, this tax wouldn't be needed. Costs are soaring for positions and equipment in the department that would only be needed for a larger and much busier department. Check the records.....no more than two structure fires of any consequence per year for several years. Consolidating with Lake County fire would be the smarter, most cost efficient, and better service provided solution. But then again...when is any politician really concerned with saving tax dollars.
My parents live in Tavares and are having a difficult time paying the every increasing city fees. Didn't they just borrow millions for a seaplane base? How many firemen do they have and don't they already have a hook and ladder truck?
This tax would be the equivalent of double taxation.
drifter

Eustis, FL

#4 Dec 17, 2008
They need to use that tax money to get their beloved water taxis running!!! What a joke this city is becoming!!!!

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