North St. Louis Co. city considers dissolving fire department

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 9 at 5:32 PM

(KMOV.com) – Voters in Jennings will get to decide if the city will dissolve their fire department in August.

Jennings officials said the city can save money if voters approve Proposition R. If voters support the measure, the Riverview Fire Protection District would provide protection for the city. However, property taxes on Jennings residents would  rise. For example, the owner of a home valued at $50,000 would pay $20 more per month. A man who owns two homes told News 4 his property taxes would rise by $350.

If voters approve the measure, Riverview would receive a new fire truck. City leaders told News 4 the city would save money, and be protected by a larger fire department. Firefighters told News 4 they strongly support the measure.

Residents will get to vote on Proposition R August 5. Jennings is holding two town hall meetings at Jennings’ City Hall Tuesday July 15 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday July 19 at 10:30 a.m. City hall is located at 2120 Hord Avenue. For more information on the meetings, click here.

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