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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Fire Station Proposed for Parker Road

A plan to build a new fire station on the south side of Parker Rd. (at High Ridge Rd.) --just behind the new Publix Grocery--will be reviewed at the August 3rd Planning and Zoning Commission meeting (11.52.11 review). According to usually reliable sources, the property is to be donated by its owner (identified as Angelo Corte on county land records), grants and contributions will hopefully finance the building, and the City will be asked to buy the new equipment/ fire trucks. Also, unconfirmed reports claim the City's ISO (Insurance Service Office) Fire Dept. rating was lowered (or did not improve as expected) fairly recently because the last station built was at the airport (Les bung Station, 1999), not north of town where it was most needed. No ISO rating is presently listed on the City's Fire Dept. Website. [Publisher's note: At one time the City's ISO was shown there as 4]

5 comments:

mama mia said...

If the ISO rate went down that means our house insurance will go up, doesn't it?

The Berrys said...

Dont know if all the allegations are true but the whole Publix saga seems awfully strange to me

Good Girl said...

if we don't really need the station way down at the airport, why not move the trucks there north where all the people are. save us some money.

Anonymous said...

The ISO rating is actually a split rating in Fairhope after the last ISO visit. The area truely affected by the rating is Fairhopes fire district out of 48 and 33. This area carries a higher rating then any where else. Also I don't see why the fire dept. don't become a paid dept like all the other big cities in baldwin county.

Anonymous said...

Not enough calls to warrant a paid department. The volunteers do an excellent job at protecting the city.