South Levy Volunteer Fire Chief Roger Crossman sat patiently through last Tuesday's Levy County Commission meeting before asking if he could address the panel. He said the department is broke and could the commission help with $8,610 in bills.
“We took a pretty heavy hit on our budget for the year,” he said, noting it had been reduced.
He said the department must pay $5,906 for insurance by May 10 or the vehicles cannot answer calls. The rest of the money is needed for repairs and maintenance on the department's vehicles.