McLure fire department gains budget flexibility

McLure fire hall.

McLURE – The McLure Volunteer Fire Department has some new wiggle room when it comes to its budget.

The TNRD board today (March 9, 2017) adopted the McLure Fire Protection Grant-in-Aid Service Amendment Bylaw No. 2604, 2017.

The fire department had requested the amendment to allow a 25 per cent increase in the annual maximum taxation limit as allowed once every five years under regulation.

That doesn’t mean taxes are going up 25 per cent. The amendment raises the maximum annual limit to $45,247, an increase of $6,690 over the current 2017 calculation.

That means the fire department could ask for small increases as time goes on to keep up with the rising costs of providing fire protection to the community.

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