Fire­fight­ers look west for next sta­tion

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — DEVIN MONK, LAKE TRAVIS VIEW

Lake Travis Fire Res­cue is in a hold­ing pat­tern on merger talks with the Austin Fire De­part­ment un­til Jan­uary, but com­mis­sion­ers of the emer­gency ser­vices district took steps at their meet­ing last week to move for­ward on se­cur­ing land for a new sta­tion in the west­ern sec­tion of the district.

Af­ter con­ven­ing in ex­ec­u­tive ses­sion, com­mis­sion­ers di­rected staff to pur­sue ne­go­ti­a­tions for a land pur­chase. To avoid com­pe­ti­tion or higher prices, the district de­clined to spec­ify ex­act tracts.

“We are ex­plor­ing numer­ous op­por­tu­ni­ties along the Hamil­ton Pool Road area from the in­ter­sec­tion at Texas 71 all the way past (RM) 12,” board Pres­i­dent Barker Keith II said. “We are try­ing to find the best op­por­tu­nity that will meet the needs of the longterm growth there and pro­vide us the ac­cess to that area that’s go­ing to be needed.”

Given the district’s fi­nan­cial model, Keith said a new sta­tion wouldn’t come on­line un­til 2018.

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