Bainbridge Fire Chief Brian Phan said the levy will help fund operations and staffing at the fire station.
"All fire department levies are continuing," he
The levy is needed, he
Without it, the department's budget will be in a deficit by 2012, he
If voters approve the levy in the fall, it will be collected in early 2012.
It will cost approximately $60 per each $100,000 of home value.
presented the trustees with a contingency plan on what to cut from the department's budget.
"They want me to look at cuts, but there's not much that can be done.
It's going to affect operations," he
The department now operates with five people on duty on the shifts, 24 hours per day.
Trustees asked Mr. Phan
to bring back information on billing residents' insurance for ambulance transports.
The goal is to generate more revenue for the department through that billing process, Mr. Phan