THE BIRCHWOOD FOUR CORNERS EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT HAS RECEIVED A $500,000 MATCHING GRANT FROM DAVID & CAROLYN CLEVELAND FOR A NEW BUILDING TO STORE AND MAINTAIN THE DISTRICT’S FIRE PROTECTION AND AMBULANCE SERVICES EQUIPMENT
THE TOWN OF CEDAR LAKE WILL HAVE A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 AT 6:30 PM.
THE PURPOSE WILL BE FOR THE AUTHORIZED VOTERS OF CEDAR LAKE TO PASS A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF CEDAR LAKE TO ASSIST IN FINANCING THE NEW FACILITY AND TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN TO ENTER INTO A PROMISSORY NOTE FOR THE TOWN’S SHARE OF THE COST OF THE NEW FACILITY.
FIRE CHIEF Ken George says, “The new building provides many benefits, but the major benefit would be the safety of our firefighters.”
Ambulance Service Director Don Bergstrom Jr. adds, “The new building is important for the ambulance service to continue to be a functioning part of the community. As we have had difficulty recruiting people to work and volunteer for shifts, we have had to recruit people from outside our response area and they need a place to stay overnight and work from.”
With the $500,000 Cleveland Matching Grant, the seven (7) entities that are part of the BFCESD will need to contribute a maximum of $820,000 split between the entities using the Districts assessment formula for fire and ambulance services.
Cedar Lake’s maximum share is .3220093% which is $ 264,047.65
For more information please visit www.townofcedarlake.org
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THE MEETING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 @6:30 PM