Silver Creek's consolidation into Joplin means Redings Mill Fire losing $50,000
Joplin city council members last night approved to consolidate the village of Silver Creek into the city of Joplin, something voters decided on last month.
But the approved measure now means thousands of dollars in lost revenue for some firefighters.
The chief of Redings Mill Fire Protection District, Andy Nimmo, tells us his department will lose $50,000 a year in property tax revenue.
It's revenue the chief says will not compromise the safety of his firefighters but will still force his department to tighten its budget.
Typically under an annexation a city still pays an entity soon to be left out like Redings Mill Fire for five years after, as help during the transition. But this situation is called a consolidation so the city still has to decide if it will give any money to the fire district.
"It's always going to be an issue," says Chief Nimmo. "As the city grows you get the urban sprawl. People want to stay outside of the city, some want to be inside, we just continue to work through it and we continue to manage our budget and our operations based on that."
Again, the Redings Mill chief did not seem worried this possible lack of money would compromise safety.
The transition from village to Joplin will take place January 1.
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