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Fire department consolidation shelved in Venice

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VENICE, Fla. -- Discussions to merge the Venice city fire department with Sarasota County have been shelved.

The city had discussed the issue at a previous meeting as a way to save money, but recently-adopted pension reforms are said to provide that savings.

One council member suggested the city to do a feasibility study to see if there would be more savings from a merger. But another council member said state research shows consolidation does not cut cost.

The council discussed visiting the idea again down the road.

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