Those of us who refused to pay for inadequate fire coverage in the Winfield area are now proud and happy to be serviced by a county-wide program.
I quickly notified my insurance company of this development, but they, to my chagrin, only seemed interested in the distance of my property from the nearest fire hydrant.
When I mentioned that my property was more than five miles from the nearest hydrant, I was informed that I did not have adequate fire coverage. After investigating the fire coverage rate that had been assessed on my property tax bill, I found out that I pay the same rate as those with adequate coverage.
Seems the county agrees with The News-Times - make them pay whether you can provide adequate coverage or not.
Harry Bloomer, Winfield
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