Fire fees http://tristatesradio.com en Fire Fees will Go Up May 1st http://tristatesradio.com/post/fire-fees-will-go-may-1st <p>Carthage will raise the fees it charges for fire response calls outside the city limits.<br /><br />The city currently charges $450 per hour for the first hour and $400 for each additional hour.<br /><br />The new fee will be a straight $600 per hour.<br /><br />Mayor Jim Nightingale calls the increase &ldquo;justifiable&rdquo; and will help the city pay for upkeep on the fire department&#39;s vehicles.<br /><br />He said, &ldquo;The problem is they (trucks) set. They don&#39;t run them a lot and we have to keep them up.&rdquo; He called that cost &ldquo;unbelievable.&rdquo;<br /> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 19:47:19 +0000 James Lenz 12619 at http://tristatesradio.com Fire Fees will Go Up May 1st Carthage Fire Fees Might Go Up http://tristatesradio.com/post/carthage-fire-fees-might-go <p>Carthage might have to raise what it charges for fire calls outside the city limits.<br /><br />Fire Chief Gary Smith said the department doesn&#39;t cover a fire district. It is a city department that provides a service within a designated area. Since people in the area don&#39;t pay a tax for fire protection, they get a bill when the fire department responds to a call.<br /> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:21:10 +0000 James Lenz 10885 at http://tristatesradio.com Carthage Fire Fees Might Go Up