James City County is considering putting plans for a new fire station on hold as it cuts its capital improvement program in response to a loss of funding caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
Fire Station 6 is one of a raft of projects that County Administrator Scott Stevens is proposing to delay in the 2020 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and beyond. The project would cost $9.64 million, including the costs of design, planning, and permitting for the new station on county-owned land adjacent to the Law Enforcement Center on Opportunity Way.
Stevens presented a report that recommended splitting the 2020 capital improvements program into red, yellow, and green projects at the May 26 Board of Supervisors work session. He said the red list that includes Fire Station 6 are “projects we can delay until we feel better, whether that’s six months, nine months, some period of time.”