Higher property taxes could be paid by homeowners if the commission approves next year’s proposed budget that includes tripling the fire/rescue contract with Tequesta.
JIC’s current 20-year contract with Tequesta is about $4 million. The new 20-year contract would pay Tequesta about $11 million to send their fire-rescue vehicles over the 707 bridge to the 400-resident community. The JIC commission plans to vote on the contract Aug. 12.
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