CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. — Citrus County residents will have an opportunity this week to hear about a possible tax hike coming their way which, if passed, would go towards several specific improvements to Citrus County Fire Rescue.
Here's 5 things to know about the requested tax and what the county's fire chief has in mind for the funding:
- Citrus County Fire Rescue is requesting a $25 service tax increase and $4.50 assessment tax increase, based on a $100,000 home with no homestead exemption.
- Citrus County Fire Chief Craig Stevens wants to add one more firefighter to each truck, with 3 total, increasing safety in case of any truck malfunctions.
- Stevens also wants to create a capital improvement plan.
- Finally, he wants to transition to advanced life support, allowing them to start interventions on medical calls.
- The public hearing on the tax increase will take place at the Citrus County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m.
Watch the video above to learn more.