NEW MARKET (WATE) – The New Market Fire and Rescue Team met Tuesday night to form a committee to decide how much to charge citizens to subscribe to fire department services.
City council members recently decided to completely cut $13,000 it had been giving to the New Market Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighters say the money helped with some operation costs, specifically insurance, which is roughly $26,000 a year.
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Capt. Sammy Solomon says the committee formed Tuesday night will decide how much residents will have to pay and the fees that will be charged for fire calls to non-subscriber residents or businesses within the city of New Market. The committee will also decide how to implement subscription services.
The New Market Volunteer Fire Department still receives $55,000 from Jefferson County.