Q Is there any legal authority for a county to make a donation to assist a volunteer fire department in the construction of a facility on property wholly owned by the volunteer fire department?

A No. There is no authority for the board of supervisors to make an outright donation to a volunteer fire department for assistance in constructing a new facility. However, the volunteer fire department can use the proceeds of its fire protection contract for construction of a new facility. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Neyman dated August 5, 2011)