Thursday, July 12, 2012

Saving grace (we hope)

Heather Campbell and I took our “Application for Nomination” to Martinez yesterday. We are hoping to get the Bethel Island Fire Station approved as a historical building by the County’s Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee, and then by the Board of Supervisors. If the building is chosen, we can refurbish it and have it ready as a command center and gathering place for paid-on-call firefighters and emergency medical responders here on Bethel Island.
East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) could not fix up the building because it was in a floodplain and had to be raised up in the air if they worked on it. However, there is an exemption from the FEMA floodplain rules if a building is a Historic Structure it does NOT have to be raised above the mean flood height.
The BIMAC approved the application at Tuesday night’s meeting and put up some money for the application fee. Islanders also contributed for the fee. Thanks to Page Pratt, Grant, Dori Anderson, and Marguerite Lawry we could pay the $500 application fee yesterday!
            See my post from July1 about the closing of the station.

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Blogger JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

A great project - the best of luck with it.

7:28 AM  
Blogger BrendaLou said...

again, I am proud of your work on this project. So many people complain but are never spurred to action.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Collagemama said...

Best of luck with this project for your community.

4:11 PM  

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