Fire Hall Project
With the approval of the Protective Services Loan Authorization Bylaw on October 20, 2018, the Town is now proceeding with building a new Fire Hall that will ensure the safety of our firefighters and residents now, and for years to come.
One of the first steps is the recruitment of community volunteers with technical building experience in design development, tendering and construction for the new Fire Hall Technical Building Advisory Committee (TBAC). This new committee will continue to provide transparency, oversight and accountability to the community through the design and tendering process. The TBAC will meet as needed to provide:
- Input and oversight on the design development, tendering and construction of a new Fire Hall that will meet current and future needs.
- Help keep our community informed and engaged about key decisions and milestones throughout the project.
In addition to establishing the TBAC at its meeting on November 6, Town Council formally adopted the principles and recommendations of the previous Community Fire Hall Advisory Select Committee (ASC) that will guide the direction of the work of the committee. Specifically, that the new Fire Hall would be located at the preferred Cook Street site and be approximately 14,000 square feet based upon the committee’s spatial review.
The Town extends it appreciation to the members of the 2018 Fire Hall Community Advisory Select Committee (ASC) for their thoughtful consideration of the reports and presentations that formed the basis of their recommendations to Council.
Looking for Committee Volunteers
If you have demonstrated technical building experience in design development, tendering and construction, please consider applying to sit on our Fire Hall Technical Building Advisory Committee. For more information: (Link to docs below)
The TBAC will consist of approximately seven community members that includes three members of the previous ASC and four new positions, as well as two Town Councillors, two Regional District Directors or designates and a member of Creston Fire Rescue. The committee will also be supported by staff and technical experts as required.
Members will be chosen based on criteria outlined in the Terms of Reference.
Recommendations for membership will be submitted to the Mayor and Council for consideration and approval in early January 2019.
A full-day orientation workshop for the new committee is planned for January 2019.
Thank you for your interest in helping to ensure the construction of a safe, sustainable and cost-effective new Fire Hall!
2018 Background Information
Please see the links below for information on the work that has been done to date on the Fire Hall Project, including: