Judge-Executive Albey Brock explained at June’s regular monthly meeting that the new ordinance would give seven percent of proceeds from an insurance premium tax to BCVFD, which he said would equal roughly $75,000. The fire department, which has expressed concerns that they will close fire stations if they don’t get more money, would only have access to the new funds after approval from the Fiscal Court.
Brock recently filed a restraining order and lawsuit against BCVFD.
All the Magistrates approved the ordinance except Rick Cornett, who voted no.
The court also approved a payment of $5,000 to the Bell County Circuit Court for a bond, relating to the restraining order and suit that was filed.
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