By Timothy J. O’Malley
City taxes may be going up, but home owners and business owners, alike, will see a little reprieve from their home/business owner’s insurance companies come Jan. 1, 2017.
In a letter, addressed to retired Fire Chief Clayton Shivers dated Aug. 11, Insurance Services Office (ISO) submitted a recommendation that extends the Mexia fire department response to an area outside the city limits. That area is considered an Outside Protected Area (OPA). The ISO recommended the Public Protection Classification, currently a Class 04, to be changed to a split Class 02/2Y.
Fire Chief Robert LaFoy said, “For this city, this is great. The best rating is a Class 01. In my opinion, Class 01 will be in bigger cities.”
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