Fire protection took center stage once again at the regular Monday night, April 19 meeting of the Cave Creek Town Council. Following a lengthy, comprehensive presentation on cost analysis, council members found themselves leaning towards a “hybrid” approach that combines control issues, owning the land, station, vehicle(s) and equipment — then contracting the staff. Most importantly, was also qualifying for automatic assistance. While there were 1, 2 and 3 year projections for expansion and ongoing costs, ultimately council unanimously approved a motion to proceed with investigating actual land purchasing and construction costs.
Methods of financing and concerns were discussed at length with options still to be determined.
For a complete look at the financials, see “Town of Cave Creek Fire Protection Plan Discussion:”
In other action business, council approved a Wage and Benefit Study and recommendations by a vote of 5-2, with members Smith and Morris going “nay” due to incentive concerns at the director level in particular.