Emergency Services stations relocation
- The relocation of two of the current five stations (Station 3 and Station 4) was approved as part of the 2015 capital budget in response to growth in different areas of the city, namely the southeast and northeast.
- The new Station 3 will be located on the northeast corner of Lees Street and 30 Avenue (adjacent to the Collicutt Centre). The current Station 3, located at 4340 – 32 Street, will be known as the Emergency Services Headquarters as it will retain administration, Fire Prevention, and 911 Emergency Communications, but will transfer fire suppression and ambulance services to the new site.
- Station 4 in Deer Park will close and a new station will be built in Timberlands.
- The relocation of Station 3 and Station 4 is planned in the same year to achieve better pricing and operational effectiveness.
|2015 and prior||New site land purchase, servicing of site, building design, original station, redesign and renovations to move 911 Emergency Communications Centre into area left vacant by suppression staff. New site preparation and grading. Construction scheduled to begin in December, 2015.|
|2016-2017||Continuation of construction with a scheduled operational date of July 2017.|
|2015 and prior||New site land purchase, servicing of site, building design. Current site in Deer Park will be repurposed. New site preparation and grading. Construction scheduled to begin in December, 2015.|
|2016-2017||Continuation of construction with a scheduled operational date of December, 2016.|
Budget Requirements, Council Decision Points and Funding Sources
In 2014 and 2015, a total of $8,161,000 and $7,217,000 for Station 3 and Station 4, respectively, was approved as a placeholder for the relocations. On day one of the 2016 capital budget deliberations on November 24, Council approved the following additional funding through reserves, Province of Alberta Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) grants, and tax supported debt.
|Station 3 Relocation||$1,674,000|
|Station 4 Relocation||
The total cost for relocating Station 3 and Station 4 is $9,835,000 and $8,365,000 respectively.