Friday, March 11, 2011

New Cherrydale Fire Station to Cost More Than $17 Million

Hello, Ms. Yupette,

I live in Cherrydale and I'm exasperated by the Cherrydale Fire Station fiasco. I noticed that the County Board will appropriate another $180,000 on Saturday for alarm, dispatching, and lighting systems (Agenda Item 20). I wondered how much more the County Board will spend on this project and when it will be completed. So here is what I found out from talking to County Staff.

The total cost of the New Cherrydale Fire Station will be more than $17 million and the project is supposed to be completed in June. About $5.5 million of the cost went to the Koons Auto Empire for a parking garage in return for the 1/2 acre of land the fire station will occupy.

There will be 3 bays in the new Fire Station. One of thee bays will be for the present Cherrydale fire engine, another will be for a heavy rescue vehicle that's a reserve unit. The EMS vehicle will be transferred from Fire Station 4 (Clarendon).

So, that's our new fire station. Thought you'd like to know.

Paul in Cherrydale

12 Comments:

At 11 March, 2011 , Anonymous L O L said...

Paul, be sure to tell your friends and neighbors that Barbara Favola is running for VA State Senate based on bringing in public infrastructure projects like your fire station on-time and under budget.

 
At 11 March, 2011 , Anonymous T.Y. said...

Koons? Same Koons that's plastered ads on Metrobuses saying Koons has sold 2 million vehicles locally since 1964?

 
At 11 March, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know what other Toyota dealers do? Donate piickup trucks and SUVs to the local police and fire departments.

 
At 11 March, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in Arlington Koons is making a fortune from keeping the County's old Priuses running so teh County can say it runs Green Vehicles.

 
At 11 March, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Great. An EMS unit gets stripped from Clarendon? Why the hell didn't Koons donate an EMS unit?

 
At 11 March, 2011 , Anonymous P.R. said...

Barbara Favola is great at handing out tax $$$ to her pet for-profits and non-profits.

 
At 11 March, 2011 , Anonymous Cindy 22207 said...

Don't expect anything in the Sun Gazette about this. Scotty is busy rehearsing a Chamber event that will rubber stamp Zimmy's bloated FY 2012 Budget

 
At 11 March, 2011 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

Koons is worthless except as a source of tax revenue to the County. Jack Taylor may be a jerk but he allows Alexandria non-profits to stage events at his Toyota dealership.

 
At 11 March, 2011 , Anonymous N. Utah Street said...

One person, and only one person, is responsible for the Cherrydale Fire Station taxpayer rip-off fiasco - Barbara Favola.

 
At 11 March, 2011 , Anonymous L.R. said...

FYI, Barbara and Libby have apparently decided to form a "joint campaign" for VA Senate.

 
At 11 March, 2011 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Koons is worthless.

 
At 12 March, 2011 , Anonymous L O L said...

Yo, the CB got caught lying about Park Shirlington today.

 

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