The reopening of Canyon Lake Fire Station 60 has been moved from July 1 to July 3. The city will celebrate the station’s reopening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 15. Mayor Pro Tem Vicki Warren said, “We invite the community to attend the ribbon-cutting, meet our firefighters and have some cake.”
The closure of Canyon Lake’s lone fire station in 2015 was a result of a dispute with county fire officials over the cost of services.
The reopening comes after pleading with the county for two years to serve Canyon Lake with a smaller crew at a lesser cost so that Canyon Lake could reopen Fire Station 60.
The Board of Supervisors approved a new one-year fire protection contract on May 9 for the City of Canyon Lake. The agreement included the station opening with a two-man engine, including a paramedic.
Reopening Fire Station 60 comes at a cost of $1.4 million. “A substantially less cost than the $2.1 million it was headed before the station closed,” said Vicki.
The city leases the station from the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association. The lease requires the city to pay for the building’s maintenance.
After a two-year hiatus, the station was in need of repairs. In April, the city council approved $110,000 for the much needed repairs. The repairs are underway.
Vicki says, “This is a great step for Canyon Lake. The city council has worked hard on this for sure and in particular new council member Larry Greene, who has been most instrumental. Well done Canyon Lake.”