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Brown County Looking To Secure Tax Increase For Paid Firefighters
Updated August 11, 2014 6:58 AM | Filed under: Fire
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(BROWN CO.) - Brown County's Washington Township Trustee Bryan Gabriel is trying to secure a tax increase to fund paid firefighters for the Nashville Volunteer Fire Department.

Last fall, not advertising an advisory board meeting prevented the township from acquiring a $200,000 loan to cover costs of three or four full-time firefighters for one year.

This year, he is ensuring the loan process is getting done properly.

The township advisory board - Stephanie Binkley-Gore, Gerald "Joe" Miller and Donna Lutes - will consider the proposal during a public meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the township office, 2444 Old State Road 46 East.

If at least two of the advisory board members vote yes and the measure passes a review by the state, the Nashville Fire Department could have paid firefighters in September or October.

On Aug. 12, taxpayers will have a chance to comment and ask questions. Nashville Fire Chief Dallas "Dak" Kelp will explain his reasons for wanting to increase property taxes to have paid firefighters.

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