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      Fire Chief campaigns for $14 million bond issue

      Boone County Fire Chief Scott Olsen didnâ??t waste any time hitting the campaign trail.

      Boone County Fire Chief Scott Olsen didn??t waste any time hitting the campaign trail.

      Just one day after announcing a $14 million bond issue on the April ballot, Olsen made his case for passage before a group of Boone County Democrats.

      Olsen said the proposed bond issue would pay for about $8 million worth of equipment and about $6 million worth of land and facilities.

      The bond issue is only for voters in the Boone County Fire Protection District.

      Fire district voter Win Colwill said, ??I understand they wanted to pass a bond issue back in 2009. They didn??t because of the recession. Now it??s even more important for this.??

      The bond issue would also pay for better training programs and could pay for a new fire station in northern Boone County.