County Commissioners to consider fire levy

Kanawha County commissioners are looking at the idea of drafting a special tax levy to help fire departments with their budgets. The subject is on the agenda for Thursday's meeting. Fire departments in the county are facing rising costs and have a fixed $20,000 a year to work with from Kanawha County. A levy supporting a tax increase in Raleigh County passed May 8th, and leaders locally are hoping there would be support for a tax increase here as well. Some would like to explore other funding sources before putting a tax levy before voters.