Town raises a quarter of a million dollars for emergency services
Villa Grove – A small Douglas County
town has raised a quarter million dollars for its emergency services.
In Villa Grove city officials have been
collecting one percent in sales tax since January 2010, to generate funds for the
police and fire departments, as well as the town's ambulance service contract.
Of the two hundred thousand dollars
raised over half is going straight to the general fund for those services.
Voters like Joyce Hubbart supported the ordinance "It's a wonderful idea because we do
need ambulance services in this town." "It's a good idea. We need
City officials tell our partners at the News-Gazette
that some of the funds will go toward relocating the fire department, it's
currently location will likely be home of a new water plant.
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