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Carlisle Town Council votes to re-establish old fire fund tax

Contributed photo: When going through Carlisle you will see this new sign soon. The Carlisle Town Council recently approved the design for the new signage.

The Carlisle Town Council voted to re-establish the cumulative firefighter building and equipment fund.

 “I have an ordinance here but need the motion to get it passed,” clerk-treasurer Suzan Ridgway said. “Then there is a 10-day remonstrance period.”

The tax will be levied on all taxable real and personal property within the taxing district and will not exceed $.0333 per $100 of assessed valuation.

“This is one (a tax) we had before,” Ridgway said.

The purpose of the tax is to allow the town to have funds to purchase, lease or have grant matching funds for fire trucks and/ or equipment.

Within 30 days after the date of the adoption of the cumulative fund by the town council, the town of Carlisle will publish a Notice of Adoption.

Upon publication of the Notice of Adoption, 10 or more taxpayers in the taxing district may file a petition with the county auditor not later than noon 30 days after the publication of the Notice of Adoption setting forth their objections to the proposed fund.

All three council members, Clint Durall, Harold Hatfield and Azalia Barfield voted to re-establish the fire funds. The tax will not go into effect until 2020.

In other business:

• Joe Coffman, the Carlisle water and sewer superintendent, asked for new gates for the sewer.

The cost was $38,900 and they will have a one-year warranty.

• There was also some discussion about upgrades the water plant will need in the next three to five years. The board asked Coffman to get an idea of cost and options for the upgrades.

• The town decided on trash days. They will be collecting trash from May 2 through 4 and those who drop off trash must be able to show their current water and sewer bill.

• A discussion about making the June 15 town-wide yard sale a festival was brought up. No official decision was made.

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