Athol Firefighters Giving Back To Those Affected By Impact Fees - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Athol Firefighters Giving Back To Those Affected By Impact Fees

Posted: Updated:

ATHOL, Idaho - One fire district in Kootenai County is returning tens of thousands of dollars that was donated to them in order to get new equipment and facilities in the fire house.

It was stated that the fire station doing this is very rare because they could keep the money donated very easily.

The decision to do this came after Kootenai County officials had voted to suspend impact fees for 18 months. That being said, 30-residents will now get a divided up portion of 70-thousand dollars in a refund. The fire house didn't have to give the money back since it was already paid.

KHQ Local News reporter Dylan Wohlenhaus spoke with the Timberlake Fire Protection Commissioner Rudy Rudebaugh who had this to say, "Instead of just having the money sit in the bank, holding peoples money, our board decided as a whole it would be better just to refund the impact fees back. The uncertainty in the department, I don't think there is. We have our budget were given, we operate within our budget and do the best we can."

Everyone impacted by this will be receiving a letter stating how to get their refund. It is uncertain whether or not these impact fees will return.

 

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Remembering Beau Weiher: Montana man dies in Glacier National Park

    Remembering Beau Weiher: Montana man dies in Glacier National Park

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:01:41 GMT
    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - A 22-year-old Montana man has died, possibly after attempting an illegal BASE jump in Glacier National Park. The National Park Service was notified at Saturday night that Beau Weiher, of Missoula, was overdue from a solo day hike in the Many Glacier Area.>>
    WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - A 22-year-old Montana man has died, possibly after attempting an illegal BASE jump in Glacier National Park. The National Park Service was notified at Saturday night that Beau Weiher, of Missoula, was overdue from a solo day hike in the Many Glacier Area.>>
  • First date ends with man dead, woman hospitalized

    First date ends with man dead, woman hospitalized

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:44:21 GMT
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County sheriff's detectives know this much: a first date ended with a Gig Harbor, Washington, man dead and his date hospitalized in critical condition.The News Tribune reports that investigators think the 47-year-old Port Orchard woman ran over her date, then crashed his truck 15 feet down an embankment.>>
    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County sheriff's detectives know this much: a first date ended with a Gig Harbor, Washington, man dead and his date hospitalized in critical condition.The News Tribune reports that investigators think the 47-year-old Port Orchard woman ran over her date, then crashed his truck 15 feet down an embankment.
    >>
  • WATCH: Rarely seen 9/11 Budweiser commercial that aired only once

    WATCH: Rarely seen 9/11 Budweiser commercial that aired only once

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:52:54 GMT
    KHQ.COM - This Budweiser commercial was produced after the September 11th terrorist attacks. However, it hasn't been widely seen because Budweiser only aired it once so as not to benefit financially from it - they just wanted to acknowledge the tragic event.>>
    KHQ.COM - This Budweiser commercial was produced after the September 11th terrorist attacks. However, it hasn't been widely seen because Budweiser only aired it once so as not to benefit financially from it - they just wanted to acknowledge the tragic event.>>