The doubling of fire fees has given the Leland Fire/Rescue Squad a new ambulance and the means to get paramedic-level service and state certification for heavy rescue, fire chief John Grimes says. The fire squad, by the way, operates independently from the Town of Leland, although it does receive considerable help from the town (i.e. new fire stations). It serves several towns in northern Brunswick County and cooperates a lot with Brunswick Emergency Services.
House Bill 429, signed into law in August 2007, established new fire fees in Brunswick County, which increase proportionally with the size of a resident’s home. For example, the owner of a home 1,000 feet or less still pays $50 annually, but for homes between 1,000 and 1,999 square feet, it’s now $100. For 2,000-square-foot homes, the fee is $200; for 3,000 square feet, it’s $300; and so forth. For more details on the law, go to http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/PDF/H429v6.pdf.
Date posted: September 1, 2009
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