Bond to Relocate Fire Stations, Improve 911 System
(8-14-14) A $29.5 million bond issue will go before the Lincoln City Council for consideration to put on the November 4th general election ballot.
Mayor Beutler says the bond will help in the upgrade of the 911 communication system, which hasn't been updated in more than 25 years, and help build two new fire stations that would replace a couple of existing facilities.
"Through the relocation of these two stations, we will improve the footprint of Lincoln Fire and Rescue without adding additional staff," Beutler said.
The two fire stations would replace the 84th and South and 14th and Adams locations, with the southeast location to also house a police substation.
"The proposed bond issue will add about $21 a year to the property tax bill on our property valued at $150,000," Beutler said.
The council will receive the bond proposal at its Monday meeting and a public hearing is scheduled for August 25.