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This station and the location were chosen to benefit the citizens of Burlington. There are obvious benefits to the citizens of West Burlington and rural Des Moines County, but these are secondary to providing the response time improvements to the citizens of Burlington.
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Preliminary estimated cost is $8.006,250 which includes a fire training facility. However, the public referendum on November 7th, seeks approval for the city to borrow up to $7,000,000. For a home valued at $100,000, the annual property tax will increase $27.78 or $2.32 per month. The median assessed residential value in Burlington is $97,084.
This is still an unknown. There are many projects the City of Burlington has planned and will need to prioritize.
Yes. Several factors were considered when deciding on the site. The location providing for the best overall reduction in response times was the key factor, however, we also considered lot size, availability, and cost.
Fire Chief Matt Trexel
Phone: (319) 753-8396 Option #4