St. Andrews puts ‘Crash-Tax' on table - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

St. Andrews puts ‘Crash-Tax' on table

Posted: Updated:

If you're in a car accident anywhere in neighboring municipalities to St. Andrews Public Service District and their fire department responds to your call, hefty fees could follow.

Commissioners for the public service district are scheduled to meet Monday night will likely decide on the approval of a ‘Crash-Tax' or accident response-fees that could run up to $1000 per incident.

However, it would only apply to non-residents of the district.

St. Andrews explains that it needs to raise more revenue since their cost solely depends tax-payer dollars and their response to calls have increased due to mutual aid to neighboring areas.

The automatic aid agreement means calls are rolled over to St. Andrews to ensure a better response time to emergency calls to neighboring areas and vice versa.

Some local fire departments don't believe the move is fair, while others believe St. Andrews needs the revenue and believe the mutual aid agreement outweighs the cost.

The fees include: $300 for a fire engine and crew, $350 for a rescue crew, $350 for a ladder crew.

For a link to the ordinance visit: http://www.standrewspsd.org/

Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Andrews-Public-Service-District/121461018718

 

  • Goose Creek school bus catches on fire

    Goose Creek school bus catches on fire

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:15:37 GMT
    A school bus in Goose Creek caught fire Wednesday afternoon. The bus driver was able to get all of the children off the bus without any injuries.The Goose Creek Rural Fire Department responded to Apple Circle in the Willowbrook Subdivision, and put out the fire by 6 p.m. The fire department says they haven't determined the cause of the fire at this time.
    A school bus in Goose Creek caught fire Wednesday afternoon. The bus driver was able to get all of the children off the bus without any injuries.The Goose Creek Rural Fire Department responded to Apple Circle in the Willowbrook Subdivision, and put out the fire by 6 p.m. The fire department says they haven't determined the cause of the fire at this time.
  • Researchers bury underwear to demonstrate soil health

    Researchers bury underwear to demonstrate soil health

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:00:24 GMT
    DIRTY DRAWERS: Underwear on the left shows good soil healthDIRTY DRAWERS: Underwear on the left shows good soil health
    Men's cotton briefs can serve the needs of science when buried in a field for a few weeks. It's a takeoff on an agronomy soil test that uses cotton swatches to measure carbon consumption by microbes. Microbes living in soil with plenty of carbon, rich in organic matter to turn into energy, don't have to eat the cotton. Bacteria in carbon-poor soil will eat what they can scavenge. The “soiled underwear test” helped Clemson and North Carolina State University Extension specialists teaching a p...
    Men's cotton briefs can serve the needs of science when buried in a field for a few weeks. It's a takeoff on an agronomy soil test that uses cotton swatches to measure carbon consumption by microbes. Microbes living in soil with plenty of carbon, rich in organic matter to turn into energy, don't have to eat the cotton. Bacteria in carbon-poor soil will eat what they can scavenge. The “soiled underwear test” helped Clemson and North Carolina State University Extension specialists teaching a p...
  • Myrtle Beach police look for murder leads in Lowcountry

    Myrtle Beach police look for murder leads in Lowcountry

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:32:49 GMT
    Myrtle Beach detectives are still searching for the person who killed three people from the Summerville area in Myrtle Beach during "Bike Week."In May, someone shot and killed 28-year-old Jamie Williams of Ladson, 22-year-old Sandy Barnwell of Summerville and 21-year-old Devonte Dantzler of Summerville. Police say it is a difficult task with thousands visiting the area for "Bike Week." "The suspects that perpetrated this crime can very well be from an entirely different part of the United Sta...
    Myrtle Beach detectives are still searching for the person who killed three people from the Summerville area in Myrtle Beach during "Bike Week."In May, someone shot and killed 28-year-old Jamie Williams of Ladson, 22-year-old Sandy Barnwell of Summerville and 21-year-old Devonte Dantzler of Summerville. Police say it is a difficult task with thousands visiting the area for "Bike Week." "The suspects that perpetrated this crime can very well be from an entirely different part of the United Sta...
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.