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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.You can certainly go to the next town meeting and express your dismay in the ordinance that has imposed this tax. Keep in mind, that if you were to have a full time professional fire department who would need to have salaries paid, your taxes would be hire. And in small towns where the volunteers work for nothing, I suggest you may not be well regarded if you speak about being opposed to the tax for a new truck. But you certainly can and motion to have it rescinded and see if you get a second on the motion. If you do, then the council has to take it up for a vote - unless it is "tabled" and it can be tabled indefinitely.
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Rescinded means you want the New Ordinance abolished. And given your clarification, you can have your community exempted. That means they can still keep the tax on others but not you community.Making a Motion from the floor is when you go to talk against the new ordinance in which a tax was imposed, you then motion to have the board rescind it. But you need to have a second. So you would want someone who agrees with you there at the meeting. If you can get a board member to make the motion, then they would need a second.If it is tabled, that means there is some discussion then someone motions to table the motion to rescind and it is not mentioned again until it is raised again and generally it never is.
The back story was very helpful. However, it does not change much, if anything. I fully understand you are over taxed. And I fully understand why you feel the new truck is not necessary. But that is the process.