2/16/2012 - Accomack Board takes no action on fire tax

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By Connie Morrison

Although many members of the public spoke about the agenda item, the Accomack County Board of Supervisors did not take up the Fire Commissions recommendation for an equalized (flat) fire tax.

Several Chincoteague residents and firefighters, along with Chincoteague Mayor Jack Tarr, spoke in opposition to the proposal, which would implement the same fire tax in all election districts, including instituting a fire tax in Chincoteague for the first time. Opponents to the proposal said the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department is self-sustaining, due to on-going fundraising efforts, and does not need additional revenue.


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