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Full-Time Firefighters Approved In Baxter Budget

Three full-time firefighters the biggest change in Baxter’s 2023 fiscal year budget. The proposed total expenditures are set at some $2.8 million, a $1.1 million increase from 2022’s estimate. Fire Chief Matthew White: “Council decided earlier in the year that this would be one of their top priorities to do,” White said.  “Our call volume has increased over the last ... Read More »

Baxter Explores Preliminary Plans For Full-Time Firefighters

City of Baxter starting to explore preliminary numbers to have full-time firefighters. Chief Matthew White said that currently there are only 12 part-time firefighters during the day, and 14 volunteers at night. “It’s important for us especially, and I believe all the council are on board with it, they’re looking too to make this a safer place for the citizens ... Read More »

Putnam Commissioners Approve Budget; Concerns With Tax Increase

Putnam County Commissioners approved its 2021-2022 fiscal year budget Monday night, but not without some concern about the 10 cent increase in property taxes. The proposed increase raises the recommended tax rate from 237.2 to 247.2. Commissioner AJ Donadio said that before commissioners voted no on the tax levy, he asked for alternatives for how to pay for the increasing ... Read More »

Livingston To Hire More Firefighters After Family Loses Home

Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes and Fire Chief Rocky Dial will work together to create a plan to hire two new firefighters. MTAS Fire Consultant Dennis Wolfe recommended to the board that more full time fire fighters should be added to the payroll. Hayes said the city can no longer rely alone on volunteers. “It was just time to review the ... Read More »

Crossville Fire Department’s Ladder Truck Paying Off

Crossville firefighters are fighting fires better with a ladder truck they’ve had for two years. The truck has a 107-foot ladder with a camera at the top, which allows a better aerial view of the fire. Deputy Fire Chief Chris South said this feature allows firefighters to remotely control the water nozzle. “It sets up and deploys much quicker,” South ... Read More »