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St. Albans Voters To Consider Fire Levy

Reported: Apr. 22, 2014 5:47 PM EDT
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ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (Michelle Carroll) -- A fire levy is up for debate in one Kanawha County city. Voters will decide -- if they approve -- election day.

On Monday night, the St. Albans City Council unanimously approved to put a fire department levy on the election ballot.

If it passes in November, it will help raise more than $700,000 of the department's $1.6 million budget.

The rest of the money comes from general revenue from the fire fee and the Kanawha County Commission.

The money helps pay salaries, expenses and supplies.

"Without that levy being renewed because it's not a new levy, it's a renewal of the same old levy, no new taxes, no new increase in taxes, it's a continuation of the same tax since in the 50s,” St. Albans Fire Chief Steve Parsons said. “Without that levy passage, basically, we will not have a career paid fire department in St. Albans.”

St. Albans elections are Nov. 4.



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