Calling an impasse between the Davison County Commission and the Mitchell Rural Fire Association a “tempest in a teapot,” local attorney Carl Koch appeared before commissioners Tuesday to press the association’s request for $17,000 to pay for a new brush fire rig.
He had no better luck getting the cash than association members who tried in previous meetings.
Members of the Mitchell Rural Fire Association again got the cold shoulder from the county Tuesday in their latest attempt to secure funding for a $50,000 piece of firefighting equipment.
As part of an agreement with the Mitchell Fire Division, the association agreed to replace the association’s aging grassfire rig by the end of the year. The new rig is being fitted out and the final bill will be due in the coming weeks.
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