Sunday, September 6, 2009

Village of Hobart Develops Fee Structure for Fire Department

to September 6 Green Bay Post-Gazette article, "

Excerpt: Hobart is one of a small but growing number of Wisconsin communities to charge property owners and businesses when fire crews respond to accidents and fires.

The Village Board recently approved an ordinance that establishes fees for residents, nonresidents, private businesses and tax-exempt entities that request the fire department to provide traffic control at the scene of an accident or fight a non-naturally caused fire with suppressant.

Proposed fees range from $50 to $500, determined by the type of call and who makes the request. Village officials estimate the fees will generate $10,000 to $15,000 in revenue.

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