We have good news regarding a follow up to yesterday’s story “North Apollo Council to Vote on Discontinuing Annual Fire Fee Tonight“.
After hearing from many residents supporting the fire fee, North Apollo council voted unanimously to keep the annual fee last night during their council meeting.
Per Emily Balser of the Valley News Dispatch / Triblive.com, the fee remains at $40 to $50 a year for residents and $80 a year for businesses. The fee brings in about $34,000 for the fire department.
Council does request more transparency from the fire department on how the money is spent. The fire department is changing their bylaws to allow their meetings to be open to the public and have also started using new accounting software for better tracking.
You can read Emily’s full article on Triblive.com at this link.