Scottsdale residents approved two bond questions Nov. 3, one to fund pavement replacement on city streets and the other to construct or reconstruct four fire stations.
Street Pavement Replacement $12,500,000
Estimated Project Cost: $12,500,000
This project will repair and repave approximately 140 miles of various local, collector and major streets around Scottsdale that have exceeded their life cycle.
Public Safety & Fire $16,350,000
Estimated Project Cost: $5,100,000
Replace a temporary modular facility in the Desert Foothills area at Jomax and Hayden roads. The new station will include crew quarters and facilities, office space, OSHA-certified decontamination area, safety gear storage and an apparatus bay.
Estimated Project Cost: $3,700,000
In the 2015 Bond Election Scottsdale voters approved funds to replace a temporary fire station facility with a permanent fire station at 110th Street and Cave Creek Road. The new station will include crew quarters and facilities, OSHA-certified decontamination area, safety gear storage and an apparatus bay. Upon completion Fire Station 616 will be staffed by a four-person crew manning a fire engine and a brush truck. The new station will be one story, designed specifically for this site and will reflect the character of the area.
Fire Station 616 is currently located at a city water site, in a temporary trailer structure. In 2009 the current site was purchased with the intent to build a permanent fire station to improve response times in the immediate service area, be more accessible to the community, and provide a safe and permanent home for the firefighters and equipment currently stationed in the temporary facility.
Currently the City of Scottsdale Fire Department operates Station 616 out of a temporary double-wide trailer. The facility is co-located at a Scottsdale Well site making access and visibility limited. The ingress/egress drive is an approximately ¼ mile gravel road that passes through washes.
Land was purchased in 2009 at 10905 E Loving Tree Lane with the intent to build a permanent fire station to improve response times in that service delivery area. Access to and from the new station would occur via Cave Creek Rd.
The first community meeting was held on Feb. 2, 2017. The focus of the meeting was the site plan and how the Scottsdale Fire Department will operate at this location. A second community meeting will be held in March 2017 and will focus on building design.
Estimated Project Cost: $6,750,000
Buy land, design and build a new site for Fire Station 603 in the McCormick Ranch area to improve response times to that portion of the city. The new station will include crew quarters and facilities, office space, OSHA-certified decontamination area, safety gear storage and two apparatus bays.
Estimated Project Cost: $800,000
Fire Station 605 was built in 1983. This project would improve the bathrooms, locker rooms, bunk rooms, and kitchen. The renovated apparatus bay area also will include an OSHA compliant decontamination room and personal protective equipment storage.
Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee
The City Council plans to appointed seven Scottsdale residents to the a Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee in January 26. The committee will receive reports about the progress of bond projects, review any proposed project changes and provide comments and recommendations to the City Council.