Augusta Supervisors Vote on Firefighters Plan, Fishersville Road Project
Augusta County supervisors made a final decision Wednesday night on how to deploy 21 new paid firefighters.
Augusta County Fire and Rescue chief offered a revised plan for putting the career responders in service. Firefighters from the New Hope station spoke out against the proposal asking for some help. Supervisors acknowledged their concerns, but voted in favor of the plan.
A $2-million federal grant will pay for the career responders. The plan includes new firefighters in Weyers Cave, Craigsville and Riverheads. Others would be based at Company 10 in Staunton, but would be floated to other stations as they're needed.
The new firefighters should all be in-service by January.
Augusta County supervisors also decided to move forward on the plan to fast track a Fishersville road project. A team of contractors led by Branch Highways submitted a bid in July to rebuild a mile-long stretch of Route 636.
Supervisors agreed to enter into a comprehensive agreement with the contractors. The project is estimated to cost $13 million.
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