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Originally published: 2013-08-21 22:14:47
Last modified: 2013-08-21 22:14:47

Commissioners officially approve six-month contracts for fire departments

Caroline Harris / (

Avery County Board of Commissioners, Avery County Fire Commission and the Avery County Fire Association met in a special meeting on Thursday, Aug 15, to approve the amended memorandum of understanding between the board of commissioners and the fire commission, as well as approve the contracts for the Ladder Company, Linville Central Rescue Squad, Avery County Firefighters Association, and Linville, Beech Mountain, Crossnore, Elk Park, Frank, Green Valley and Newland volunteer fire departments - all for six-month contracts.

The motion to approve the amendment to the memorandum was unanimously approved by the board of commissioners. The six-month contracts were also unanimously approved by the board of commissioners.

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