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Zephyrhills Fire Rescue to get new station

ZEPHYRHILLS — City of Zephyrhills fire rescue workers may not have to set another foot in the deteriorating downtown fire station.

At a special workshop on the issue Monday, city officials decided to move forward with plans to replace the old downtown station with a new building sometime this year.

A few months ago, a rainstorm left the 48-year-old brick fire station flooded, moldy and in shambles.

Since then, barracks at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport have served as a makeshift fire station.

On Monday, city officials said they would move the fire rescue crew to a better spot, the Aero Center, as soon as possible.

The new fire station would cost an estimated $1.5-million and be funded by a federal loan and public safety impact fees, according to a city memo. Insurance money collected from the damaged station would be added, too.

In other business at the City Council meeting that followed, the issue involving the construction of a new pavilion at Zephyr Park's Water Play park was tabled for a second time.

In addition to the proposed 10-table shelter, council members wanted to explore the idea of adding a tent to shade the park's water play area.

An agreement to use URS Corp. as the city's backup consulting firm was passed unanimously.

Zephyrhills resident Marcus Price will succeed new council member Jodi Wilkeson on the city's Planning Commission. Michael Payne will serve as an alternate for that seat.

Sean Fernandez was appointed to the city's Historic Preservation Board.

Also, the council decided that the council meeting scheduled for May 26 will be canceled because that's Memorial Day.

Zephyrhills Fire Rescue to get new station 04/28/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:27pm]
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