Week in review
Fire District 8 – Commissioners selected Dennis Ross to fill the vacant commissioner position. He was sworn in Thursday.
Valley Fire – New civil service commissioner Tom Fisher was sworn in. A public hearing was held on the 2010 budget and a property tax increase proposal. Commissioners voted to approve the 2010 budget and to raise the levy from $1.44 per $1,000 in assessed home value to $1.50 per $1,000. In order to raise the levy in a year of negative inflation the commissioners also approved a resolution declaring a substantial need. The increased rate will help pay for a new fire station. It was determined that a recent request for firetruck bids was not properly published and the process will restart from scratch. A 1995 Ford Explorer was declared surplus. (Source: Administrative director Debbie Cox)
Fairfield City Council – Council members approved a resolution setting the 2010 tax levy rate. The town has received 13 donated maple trees that will be planted at the wastewater treatment facility. The town’s contract with Fire District 2 has increased by 2.5 percent. New council members will be sworn in during the Dec. 1 meeting. (Source: Town clerk Cheryl Loeffler)
Rockford City Council – A representative from the Census Bureau spoke about the upcoming 2010 Census. The town received in October $4,286 in funds from FEMA for last winter’s snow emergency. The recent chipping day went well. (Source: Town clerk)