Geneva Fire Tax

Some firefighters in Geneva County are at odds with the county's commission chairman. At the center of the dispute is a proposed fire tax.

Geneva County Volunteer Firefighters Association President Kyle Hovey is burning mad.

County commission chairman and Probate Judge Harry Adkison is on a campaign. Adkison opposes a fire tax that will appear on Tuesday's Geneva County ballot.

A proposed annual $30 property tax would be divided between the county's volunteer fire and rescue services.

State Forester Ronnie Hickman challenged Adkison to come up with a better funding formula, that's if the referendum fails.

The proposed fire tax would annually generate $350,000 for the county's emergency services.

Last year, a similar fire tax was approved in Houston County.

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