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Mineral Fire And Rescue Units Asked To Submit Financial Records

September 12th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Mineral County Commission is working on a requirement for all fire and rescue units in the county to submit their financial records for an independent audit before they can receive their share of funds from the county’s Excess Fire and Ambulance Levy. The Mineral Tribune reports the levy, which has been in effect in the county for over 25 years, provides supplemental funds which have enabled the county to replace ambulances, fire trucks and equipment, as well as to help the companies continue to operate on a daily basis. County commissioner Jerry Whisner said during a recent commission meeting that the elected officials felt requiring an independent audit of how those funds are used would simply “help protect the levy.” The commissioners have discussed the idea for several meetings now. During one of those meetings, Mineral County Firefighters Association president Chad Lindsey weighed in on the discussion.

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