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

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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.

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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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