PLEASANT VIEW -- City officials are proceeding with plans for a fire station on a one-acre parcel that's currently part of the Wadman Nature Park.
North View Fire Chief David Wade said in a recent city council meeting the fire department hopes to get the station built in 2017 or 2018. He also said the clock is ticking on the impact fees that can be used toward the station.
The Wadman family donated the land for the Wadman Nature Park with the understanding there would be a piece of the property that a fire station could be built on at a future date. Mayor Doug Clifford said the city is planning to sell the property to North View Fire Department for $1.
"There is a trail there that can be moved for construction," said City Administrator Melinda Brimhall. She said it is a dedicated easement and the trail just cuts through one corner of the piece of property proposed for the fire station.
Brimhall said there could be a sidewalk that would lead to the rest of the trail in the wooded area, but the city needs to make sure access to the trail through Wadman Nature Park is preserved in the development process.
Clifford said a road leading to the station could be put in prior to the building of the fire station.
Brimhall said the city may subdivide the property so it is separate from the park and specifying that the deeded acre will be the property of the fire district.