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By Michele Smith
The Times 

County Will Tread Cautiously in Issuing New Well Permits Until Hirst Decision is Clarified

Hearing on sales tax increase for emergency communication equipment is Nov. 20


October 12, 2017

DAYTON— At last week’s regular meeting of the Board of Columbia County Commissioners, Emergency Management Services Director Lisa Caldwell said radio equipment malfunctions continue to cause county-wide disruptions in communication and that public safety is being compromised as a result.

The county is moving forward with a public hearing in the commissioners’ chambers on Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. regarding levy certification for the proposed one-tenth of one-percent county-wide sales tax to be used to replace the outdated equipment and to provide for maintenance of it.

The equipment would b...

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