June 10, 2010
The old K-Weld building.
Photograph courtesy NTVFD
Hull said, the process of building Station 7 has been part of the 5-10 year planning process for the fire department. The fourth station is in the 15-20 year plan. The search for land began in earnest in late 2008 as a result of President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Funding for fire station construction projects was offered on a competitive basis. A $1.38 million grant for a 2-bay station was written and several lots were identified as possible locations for the fire station. The grant application was not approved and the project stalled.
Map courtesy NTVFD
Hull said there will be public gatherings and workshops scheduled in the service area to present the proposal to the residents of the north end and hear their ideas. The North Tongass Fire and EMS Board of Directors want to hear from the residents of the service area and ask that as many residents as possible attend one of the meetings to offer their opinions for or against the project said Hull.
Chief Hull announced today (Thursday) that there will be a special workshop meeting for the North Tongass Fire & EMS Board of Directors on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 starting at 5:30pm. The location of the meeting will be at Fire Station 8 located at 13110 North Tongass Highway. Items discussed in the workshop session will pertain to the proposed purchase of the building and property at 10540 North Tongass Highway for the purpose of locating Fire Station 7 there. The public is invited to attend.
There will also be a North
Tongass Fire & EMS Board of Directors meeting for the residents
of the service area on Thursday June 24, 2010 starting at 6:00
pm at 10540 North Tongass Highway, the old K-Weld building.
The purpose of the meeting is to take input from the north end
residents regarding the proposal to purchase the property and
locating Fire Station 7 there. The public is asked to attend
this very important meeting and offer their opinions on the Board's
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