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Work underway on joint Urbandale/Clive fire station


A $5 million fire station that will serve Clive and Urbandale is under construction at 15100 Meredith Drive in Urbandale. An agreement drafted by the cities lays out plans to share the cost of personnel. The agreement provides both cities fire protection, fire suppression and rescue, emergency medical service and other related services, according to a release. Both cities will approve the recommended budget for the annual operating costs for Fire Station No. 43, and every quarter the city of Clive will reimburse Urbandale for a portion of the personnel costs for the fire station. Clive will pay approximately 40 percent of the personnel costs associated with the new station, while Urbandale will pay the balance. Urbandale will pay for construction, apparatus and equipment, and other associated costs. With approval of the Dallas County local option sales and service tax, the projects will be financed without the need for a property tax increase, with new sales tax revenue generated in the Dallas County portion of Urbandale servicing the debt. It is estimated that the joint fire station will save the cities $1 million.

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