Mexico Beach City Council Approves Fire Assessment

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. - Mexico Beach residents and business owners will soon have to pay more out of their pockets to help fund the city's fire department.
The city council voted four to one in passing a resolution for a fire assessment fee Tuesday night. City council members approved the assessment of property owners paying 79%.

The city's general fund will offset the 21% difference. The rates are $281 for residential, 40 cents per square foot for commercial, and $42 for vacant lots per year. Payments are due May 31st.
Mayor Al Cathey says property owners will have to pay 100% in November when it's assessed again for 2019.

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