(April 19, 2013) The May 11 ballot will ask Frisco voters to consider an $8 million dollar bond for an eighth fire station servicing the city’s southeast side. The City of Frisco is proposing the fire station be built at the intersection of Independence and Rolater Road.
Planned for the intersection’s northeast corner, Fire Station #8 will be approximately 18,000 square feet. If voter approved, it will be equipped with an engine that has a 75 foot ladder, an ambulance and a battalion chief vehicle, fully outfitted. Fire Station #8 will house four vehicle bays; a conference room; a public examination room for blood pressure ‘checks’; and a multipurpose training room, which can accommodate 32 people or be utilized for voting during elections.
Approved bond monies will also support the purchase additional Outdoor Warning Sirens to service areas experiencing growth and development, as well as another ambulance assigned to Fire Station #5.
If the bond passes, the City of Frisco plans to break ground on Fire Station #8 this summer. Construction is estimated to span 12 – 15 months.
On May 11, voters will also be asked to cast ballots in the election of two city council members, seated in Place #2 and Place #4.
Early voting will be available April 29 – May 4, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Early voting resumes May 6 – 7, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Election Day is Saturday, May 11, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. On Election Day, voters must cast ballots at their designated precinct. For more information, check out the City of Frisco’s election web page, which provides links to Denton and Collin counties. If you have questions, please contact the City Secretary’s Office at 972-292-5020.