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Public Hearing Set on Forsyth Ballot Proposal for Fire Department Tax


By: Sally Kaucher
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Forsyth aldermen will hold a public hearing December 3rd before voting on final approval of a plan to place a sales tax proposal on the municipal ballot in April.  Mayor Mike Chipman says the proposed one-quarter of one-percent tax is needed to fund the fire department…

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Chipman says if the tax is approved, the additional 25 cents for every 100 dollars spent would mean an estimated 75 to 80-thousand dollars a year in revenue.  The proposal specifies half to go toward capital improvements and equipment, and half for fire department operations.  According to Chipman, an estimated 300 to 400-thousand dollars over a 10 year period could be held in reserve for those capital improvement expenditures. 


 
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