Valdez: New fire station one step closer to reality with city's land purchase

  • Source: Valdez Star
  • Published: 10/06/2017 01:58 AM

A new fire station is closer to becoming a reality, but questions remain after city council conditionally approved a contract to purchase Gavora property. The resolution authorizing the deal states a purchase price of $975,000. "I feel its the best path forward," council member Nate Smith said before the council vote during the council's first meeting in September. City administrators have struggled to find a potential home for a new fire station since former fire chief George Keeney reported to council back in 2015 that the current main station located in the old section of city hall was contaminated with mold and portions of the station had been sealed off to prevent air born health problems. Council members Jim Shirrell, Chris Moulton and Mayor Ruth Knight voted against granting approval to move forward with the deal.



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