BROOKSVILLE — The Brooksville City Council unanimously approved a measure Monday that will allow assessments on properties to pay for fire rescue services.
Council members indicated they will revisit the matter once a study on the fire district's needs is done. The ordinance may not be implemented until at least June, when the county releases the 2010-11 tax rolls.
The ordinance aims to make owners of properties exempt from taxes because the value is below homestead exemption levels pay something toward fire services.
Fire Chief Tim Mossgrove has said that the amount of the flat fee is still to be determined, adding that most homeowners would benefit because of a lower property tax rate. The current rate of 6.069 mills could drop as much as 2 mills.