Fire station work bids approved for South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Bids for work at a couple of fire stations and on a fire hose were approved at the South Whidbey Fire/EMS commissioners meeting Thursday.

The work will cost a total of more than $80,000. The costliest work will be for the Freeland station’s compressor, which was awarded to LN Curtis for $40,669.01. A bathroom addition at the Langley station will cost $26,790.26 and was awarded to Guernsey Construction. The fire hose replacement was awarded to LN Curtis for $11,689.88.

South Whidbey Fire/EMS also received the Island County notice of assessed property value drop next year. Fire Chief Rusty Palmer said the tax revenue will decrease by about $211,000.

The 2013 fire district budget is in the works, too. The first revision was about $300,000 above its projected revenues, and the fire district staff will present the budget again at the October meeting.

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