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New Emergency Service District petition could bring funds to volunteer fire departments

BEAUMONT-By: Leslie Rangel


Monday, county commissioners met to approve a petition that would create an Emergency Services District No.4 to help bring in funds for the Labelle-Fannet and Cheek volunteer fire departments.


The money would help pay for operations like water and electricity.


The tax would amount to ten cents for every one hundred dollars value of a home.


A board would oversee the emergency services district and distribute money to the fire departments.


The head of the cheek volunteer fire department says the money they have now just isn't enough to cover costs.


"We'll continue to look for grants and whatever we can get, very few entities give you money, they give you money for equipment but very few will give you actual funds to operate your department... You know water, electricity, that sort of thing." Chief Ken Duhon, Cheek Volunteer Fire Department says.

New Emergency Service District petition could bring funds to volunteer fire departments

Monday, January 14 2013, 07:22 PM CST
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