Fire district board passes budget, calls for random audits

Thursday, August 23, 2007 | 11:29 p.m. CDT; updated 4:44 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 15, 2008

COLUMBIA — The Boone County Fire Protection District raised its tax rates slightly at a Thursday night board meeting. The fire district also called for an independent agency to conduct random audits on its troubled finances, following repeated accounting irregularities over the past two years.