Lamar County commissioners are looking at lowering some commercial fire and ambulance fee rates next year, but residential rates will likely remain at $50 for medical and ambulance services and $30 for the county fire department, a total of $80 for individual homeowners.’We’re not going to look at a past due list and deny services. People need to get that out of their heads,’ said chairman Jay Matthews at a Dec. 1 work session. ‘Once people called about it and understood it, most came in and paid the bill,’ he added.About 500 corrected fire and ambulance fee bills are in the mail, and a second billing is in the works to cover those who have not received any bills.
Chairman: Fire fee billing improving
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