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Tontitown Fire Department Faces Bleak Future

Posted: April 20, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Tontitown Area Fire Department is running out of money because a contract for services with the city couldn’t be worked out. The department still has bills even if city money isn’t coming in, said Jason Steele, board president.

TONTITOWN -- The Tontitown Area Fire Department is running out of money because a contract for services with the city couldn't be worked out.

By The Numbers

Tontitown Area Fire Fees

The Tontitown Area Fire Department collects fees in its coverage area outside Tontitown. With no city contract, the department may have to levy membership fees in its entire coverage area.

• One-time initial membership: $100 for first year

• Annual renewal for residences: $75

• Annual renewal for businesses: $200

• Service calls to nonmembers: $1,000 for the first hour, $400 for each hour thereafter.

Source: Tontitown Area Fire Department

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What a slanted article. Tafd is responsible for their own fate. Tontitown will weather this storm and emerge stronger than ever. Thanks to most the leadership for being responsible with our tax dollars.

Posted by: TomKat

April 20, 2014 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )