PSJ commissioners inch toward détente with county

Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 09:34 AM.

When the county inquired about moving the PSJRA a few months ago, the city again raised the fire tax issue, Magidson said.

“I want to make sure the record reflects that I asked for a joint meeting about the fire tax more than a year ago,” Magidson said. “This body has tried to bring these issues to a head.”

He was particularly frustrated with county commissioners questioning of uniform water and sewer rates for county residents on the city’s system, part of the interlocal agreement.

“We have a city ordinance that says what the rates are and they are the same for everybody,” Magidson said.

He said equipment upgrades at the three fire departments that respond to WindMark Beach could have a positive impact on the city’s ISO rating which determines fire insurance rates paid by residents.

“I think it is a valid issue to raise,” Magidson said.

While the BOCC identified three outstanding issues during its previous meeting, Magidson said his view was the fire tax was the lone outstanding issue to be resolved.

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