Important note: The following recommendation was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 6, 2013, as part of a larger report (attached below):
Pescadero Fire Station Replacement - $6 million
Staff proposes replacing County Fire Station #59 – Pescadero. This project relocates the existing barracks and apparatus building to a site (to be determined) in the vicinity of Pescadero, east of Butano Creek and constructs a new 7,880 square foot facility. Though the condition of the building is acceptable, the existing barracks are in a floodplain and are threatened annually with interior flooding. In the past, high water has caused mold and plumbing backups at the facility. Additionally, seasonal flooding of the adjacent Butano Creek denies the fire personnel direct access to the Pescadero Community. The estimated cost of $6 million to construct the new fire station includes demolishing the existing building and the cost of land if a new site is required.
Notes: The Board of Supervisors has subsequently approved an additional $2 million in Measure A funding, bringing the total to $8 million for the project. Additional information and updates can be found on the project's website.