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Palm Coast to Increase Fire Impact Fees by More Than 100%

Firefighters walking to the fire truck after responding an emergency call

On June 9th, the Palm Coast City Council indicated it would support increasing the fire impact fees. The numbers being 64% for residential and 108% for nonresidential.

The City Council is set to vote on the increase during two hearings: June 16th and July 7th.

City Councilman Eddie Branquinho was on record supporting the increase, pointing out that the Fire Department provides a high level of service for residents. Statistics back it showing that the Fire Department responds to calls within seven minutes, 85% of the time.

“Our city is growing. There are certain needs that come with that,” Branquinho started. “I think it’s a little sacrifice in order to be safe.”

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Joey Santos-Jones is the editor-in-chief for AskFlagler.com. Joey has over 10 years of publishing experience. Joey has been a resident of Palm Coast since the age of one and is a graduate of Flagler Palm Coast High School Daytona State College and the University of Florida. Contact Joey at joey@askflagler.com.

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