But with more county control, whatever the level, will also come more cost. For years, many people active in the Harford fire service have raised the specter of millions of dollars in costs and higher taxes in arguing to stay independent. Of course, that also hasn't stopped them from taking public money when it's been available. Last year, the biggest holdout against Craig's increased fiscal controls was the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, the county's largest and arguably its wealthiest. Just days after Craig sent his executive order to the council, he helped BAVFC dedicate its new Patterson Mill Station, the first fire station ever completely bought and paid for by the county taxpayers.