New fire hall to be located in Beacon Hill area

The location of Sylvan Lake’s new fire hall has been decided.

The location of Sylvan Lake’s new fire hall has been decided.

Councillors approved the purchase of 1.5 acres of land on the northwest corner of Beacon Hill Drive and 50th Street, following an in camera session at Monday night’s meeting. The price was $750,000.

The site, which is south of the RCMP detachment, will provide access off both 50th Street and Beacon Hill Drive, said Fire Chief Cliff Brausen.

The next step is to begin detailed design for the fire hall, which he said would be about twice the size of the current facility which is located on 47th Avenue.

It’s needed to accommodate an increased number of firefighters and equipment in the future as the community and surrounding area grows.

Brausen predicted the design work should be completed early next year so tendering can take place and construction can begin in 2013.

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