The City of Fairfield and Jefferson County met last week to vote on a tax levy that if approved would have resulted in changes to the way the 911 dispatch center is funded. The levy was tabled after Mayors of the smaller municipalities within the County voiced their concerns over the speed that the proposal was moving, as it would have been implemented for this coming fiscal year, beginning July 1st.
Jefferson County Attorney Chauncy Moulding said that “The city raises the point that they are only approximately 60 percent of the county’s residents, but they’re paying 100 percent of the bill. So they are unhappy with present cost distribution.”
He added that the levy is likely to come up for vote at the commission’s next meeting in February.