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Second county fire district formed

Board members named by County Commission

Barton County commissioners Kenny Schremmer, Jennifer Schartz and Alicia Straub discuss applications for the Fire District Number Two Board during the commission meeting Monday morning. Commissioners approved the formation of the district and named board members.

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 Following a lengthy public hearing, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the organization of a new fire district in the county. Fire District Number Two consists of Albion, Eureka, North Homestead, South Homestead and Union townships, and the cities of Hoisington, Olmitz and Susank.

In addition, the resolution called for the creation of a board of trustees to consist of from three to nine members representing each township and city in the district. The board is empowered to conduct the district’s business,including making an annual tax levy, not to exceed nine mills, upon all the taxable tangible ...

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