TWIN FALLS — Fire Chief Tim Soule is requesting to move Twin Falls Fire Station 2. Monday, he'll request approval from City Council to hire an architect.
Station 2, built in 1961, meets current needs but is aging and at maximum capacity, according to an analysis being presented to Council. The proposal is to relocate the station into a new building near College of Southern Idaho’s emergency services facilities.
“Our fires stations haven’t been touched since the 1970s,” Soule said. “They’re in desperate need of renovations.”
Soule said getting to and from Station 2 off of Falls Avenue has also been difficult.
The new station would be bigger to meet future growth. Relocation costs could be split as part of a partnership with St. Luke’s Magic Valley Regional Medical Center, CSI, the Twin Falls Rural Fire District and the city.
The Council will receive a presentation on service delivery and station analysis at its meeting, which begins at 5 p.m. Monday at 305 Third Ave. E.
At 6 p.m., the Council is scheduled to host a public hearing for changes to the Cheney Drive extension that took place last year. The two-lane road was changed to a mostly four-lane road when a developer got involved, City Engineer Jackie Fields explained.
Also at the meeting, the Council will:
- Recognize firefighters Kyle Eldridge, Joseph Renaldi and Dallas Williamson for completing certifications.
- Consider replacing the city’s taxicab regulations to conform with state regulations.
- Consider a request to authorize the mayor to sign an agreement for developing signals and a turn bay on Shoshone Street, along with a payment of $2,000.
- Provide input on updating the city’s Community Strategic Plan.