Wake Approves EMS Substation for Brier Creek

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A new EMS substation is coming to Brier Creek.

Wake County Commissioners Monday unanimously approved a new lease and design for the Brier Creek EMS substation.

County staff proposed a new station on the same lot to replace the old one, which has fallen into disrepair. The station is located on Mt. Herman Road in Raleigh.

The change comes with more than just building costs. The county’s $1-per-month lease for the property expires in September 2014. After that, property owner Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority will begin charging $1,000 per month.


“The Airport Authority is subject to the direction of the Federal Aviation Administration, which requires that the rental of land for non-aeronautical purposes must be at an amount considered to be fair market value,” explained Mark Forestieri, director of Wake County Facilities Design and Construction.

The total cost for construction is estimated to be $1.25 million and will be funded by the Capital Improvement Program. Bids will be accepted and awarded this spring.

Construction should be complete by summer 2015.

Board Retreat Set for Valentine’s Day
In other business Monday, County Commissioners approved an agenda for their yearly retreat, which will take place in Holly Springs Feb. 14.

Focus areas include fiscal strength, economic development, economic development and community health.

Noticeably absent from the agenda is transit.

Commissioner Joe Bryan said this was to be considered a, “broad topic area,” but did not indicate that it would be discussed.

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