RANDOLPH COUNTY — Residents were on hand for the regular May meeting of Randolph County Board of Commissioners for a public hearing on proposed changes to the structure of the county’s fire districts.

County staff indicated that the current 15-cent cap on the tax rate in Randolph fire districts has proven insufficient to support the needs of some of the county’s fire departments. At the meeting, the board considered moving forward with the abolition of that cap for Climax, Franklinville, Guil-Rand and Westside fire districts. Those four departments are the county’s largest.

Staff writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 336-888-3578, or at dkennedy@atnonline.net.

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