A local fire district is asking those within their jurisdiction for a slight raise in their operating levy. Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District is asking for a nine cent raise in the levy. Chief Dennis Reilly says they’re asking for that raise to fully staff the Spruce Lane firehouse, which he says could be a matter of life and death. He also says, if this is approved, the board is willing to sign a pledge to not ask for another increase for a minimum of ten years.
The issue will be on the ballot in August.