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Proposed 2016-17 fire district budget increases by 8.5 percent


April 27, 2016

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District’s proposed 2016-17 budget will increase by $196,000 to $2.5 million, about 8.5 percent.

Fire Chief Dave Barringer presented the budget and a summary to the district’s Budget Committee on April 19.

Within the budget, personnel costs will increase by $77,000 to $1.5 million. Materials and services will increase by $89,000, while capital outlays will decrease by $80,500.

For the first time in several years, Barringer said, this year the district did not borrow money in the first part of the year from a line of credit.

The district will begin...

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