Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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East Lake Tarpon Fire Commission Seat 3: David Root, Sharon Hurst, nonpartisan

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Two candidates are vying for Seat 3 in the East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District. The district has three fire stations and covers 33 square miles. The commission manages a budget of $5.4 million, which includes $3.6 million collected from East Lake taxpayers and $1.3 million provided by Pinellas County for EMS services. To reach budget needs this year, about $430,000 will be taken out of reserves, according to Fire Chief Tom Jamison. There are 38 employees.

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