Commission Ponders Another Ambulance Fee Levy Attempt

For the third time, the Hardy County Commission is considering asking voters to approve a levy, which would increase their property taxes to pay for ambulance service. 

The first two attempts at passing a levy failed.

The subject of the tax levy came up as part of a continuing discussion on the collection of the Hardy County Emergency Ambulance Ordinance Fee. 

A tax levy would add a certain percentage of the assessed value of property – both real and personal property – to individual tax bills to pay for ambulance service. In the past, the percentage has been around 4 percent.

A tax levy must be approved by 60 percent of the voters and must be renewed every five years. 

Commission President Harold Michael has expressed, several times, in open meetings, his support for a tax levy

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