Eastside Fire & Rescue to build Issaquah garage

November 20, 2012

By Staff

Eastside Fire & Rescue board members signed off on a $268,000 plan Nov. 8 to add an outbuilding behind the agency’s Issaquah headquarters.

The 50-by-100-foot garage — plus a 48-by-20-foot covered parking area — would shelter fire trucks, aid units and other vehicles that now sit uncovered behind the headquarters building, exposed to rain, wind and snow. The new building would also allow the agency to free up space in its shop facility that is used to house equipment.

“This is not a Cadillac or Rolls Royce addition,” said Mark Mullet, EFR board member and Issaquah city councilman. “This is barebones … This is the cheapest building we could build.”

The plan for the building includes a 30-year depreciation schedule that allows an EFR partner to be reimbursed for most of its portion of the building if it leaves the agency.

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