Fire fees established
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After lengthy discussion, the Grand County Council passed a long-awaited memorandum of understanding granting funding to the Moab Valley Fire Protection District on April 3.

The memorandum of understanding establishes a payment to compensate the district for their work in Grand County outside of their boundaries, which are not the same as the county boundaries. The district will be paid a minimum of $50,000. After that minimum is met, incidents will cost the county $1,800 each.

Funding for the fire district has been complicated by the fact that while Grand County residents inside the fire district pay for the district’s service, the department also responds to incidents outside their district. Last year, said MVFD Chief Phil Mosher, the fire district responded to 64 out-of-district calls.

The council changed the original memorandum submitted by the fire district, adding a cap of $100,000 on payments to the district and changing the terms of the agreement from three years to one year. The memorandum of understanding will return to the fire district board for final approval.

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