On April 5th, voters in Stillwater will vote on a $9 million bond issue that would pay for a new Fire Station #2.
The current Fire Station #2 was built in 1938 on the OSU campus at University Avenue and Knoblock Street. It is a Stillwater icon listed on the National Registry of Historical Buildings. The station represents the successful partnership between the university and the City of Stillwater. OSU leases the station to the city for $1 a year.
The outdated building has fallen below standards. The firefighters there are facing many issues, including slow response times due to the street layout, lack of modern fire alarms and systems, some areas deemed unusable due to decay, and many more.
Because of its location and condition, they are renovating the current Fire Station #2 is not a viable option.
Oklahoma State University provides a location for a new Fire Station #2 on the east side of Western Avenue, north of McElroy. With this move, OSU will have full ownership of the current Fire Station #2.
Moving the new station to northwest Stillwater will have many benefits, including lower response times and reducing coverage overlap between Fire Stations 1, 2, and 3, resulting in more efficient coverage.
Read more at: http://stillwater.org/page/home/government/financial-center/t-i-m-e-projects/fire-station-2