Fire department merger questioned

OKEECHOBEE — Should the city ask the county to take over fire protection services? The Okeechobee City Council is considering that option, as a way to reduce taxes for city residents. What would it mean for the city? What would it mean for the county? At the Nov. 26 meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission, […]

City, county discuss fire protection

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee City Council and Okeechobee County commissioners sat down together along with Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Chief Ralph Franklin on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to discuss the possibility of merging the two fire departments. Prior to the meeting, Commission Chairman Terry Burroughs made it clear the commissioners were there to listen. He said […]