Town council agrees to proceed with paid firefighters plan

The Nashville Town Council has agreed to approach the Brown County Commissioners to form a fire protection territory with Washington Township.

The township is currently in the Brown County Fire Protection District and it can’t join with the town to form a territory without the commissioners’ permission.

That territory would be able to levy a property tax to pay firefighters to man the station in Nashville, which serves Washington Township, the town and much of the state park.

Many more meetings and decisions are ahead before a territory could be established and a new tax levied.

Read the fire department’s current proposal, handed out at tonight’s meeting, here: 

Read more background here:

A more complete story will appear in the July 20 Brown County Democrat.

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Sara Clifford has been raising a family in Brown County since 2005 and leading the Brown County Democrat since late 2009. In addition to editor, she is the beat reporter for town government and writes columns, features and general news stories.