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Heath Springs: Cost of deputy rising too fast, will do without

HEATH SPRINGS – Citing a 64 percent increase in cost, the town of Heath Springs will not renew its agreement with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office that supplies a deputy to the town for 40 hours a week.
To renew, the cost of the contract would have soared from $23,500 per year to $38,500 per year. The current contract expires June 30.
And for a small town with no property tax whose revenue comes from mostly water and sewer rates, the additional $15,000 cost was too much to absorb, said Mark Bridges, the town’s major pro tem.

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