The Commerce Fire Department should have a second fire station built by the end of 2014.
That will become possible when the Commerce City Council approves a 10-year contract with the East Jackson Fire District at its Feb. 17 meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Commerce Civic Center.
While one of the goals of the facility is to help reduce fire insurance rates to parts of the district that currently have an ISO rating of 10, city manager Pete Pyrzenski said a rate reduction is not guaranteed.
“There is no guarantee with ISO,” he said. “Just because we’re building a station does not automatically equal a reduction. We’re doing it because it’s the right thing to do. They’re our customers, but we can’t guarantee anything.”
One of the issues of the fire district board, Pyrzenski said, was that there were about 3,000 homes in the district located more than five miles from a fire station. The city has a 50-year lease at $1 per year from a location on Sandy Creek Road off Hwy. 334 that will bring those residences within the five-mile radius.
For the full story, see the Feb. 5 issue of The Commerce News.
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