Your happy with fire services because your house has not caught fire. Unfortunately, the county got rid of their volunteers and are now trying to cover the county area with extremely limited manpower and recources. They do a good job....but they will even tell you they are WAY understaffed. This is why the City is having to send their trucks into the county to help the county fire services anytime they have a structure fire. In the last 3 months, the City has actually had more trucks and manpower on the scene of a fire in the county than the county has. So, you are getting some City services for ZERO! And unfortunately, this leaves the City residents at a disadvantage if something catches fire in the City area. The City residents tax dollars are being used to provide service to the county.
Secondly, the county residents are soon going to have to pay a tremendous mandatory fee to hook up to the sewer systems whereas if they had been annexed, it would be Zero.
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