The map shown in The Blount Countian last week for the proposed West Blount fire district last week was incomplete in that it failed to show the entire district. The map reprinted here is correct and complete. Other items needing correction/clarification:
•The full and correct name of the fire district as it will appear on the ballot is “West Blount Fire and Emergency Medical Services District.”
•Fire dues will not be assessed for any church or school.
•The current ISO rating for the West Blount fire department’s service area is a split 7/9, with 7 applying to locations within 1000 feet of a fire hydrant and within 5 miles or less of a fire station. Locations outside eitherparametercarrya9ISOrating.
•No property without a structure can be assessed fire dues.
•Fuel for all county volunteer fire departments is provided free of charge by the Blount County Commission.
Also, the soloist at the Robert E. Lee commemoration ceremony held last week was incorrectly identified from the program as Karla Shelton. Glenna Boyd Caldwell was the soloist who sang “How Firm a Foundation.”