November 14, 2012
Sammamish representatives signed off on a plan to spend more than $268,000 on adding a new out-building behind Eastside Fire & Rescue’s headquarters Nov. 8, but say it should not be seen as a commitment to the city staying with EF&R past 2014.
“I wouldn’t read into it too much,” Mayor Tom Odell said in an interview after the vote. Read more
September 26, 2011
New: Sept. 26, 3:45 p.m.
Eastside Fire &Rescue reduced the size of a proposed remodel by an order of magnitude, and the agency’s board unanimously approved the smaller version Sept. 19.
EFR staff had initially proposed a $500,000 remodel of the facility to include expanding office space, adding storage and putting in a new women’s bathroom on the building’s second floor. Read more
July 23, 2011
New: July 23, 1:18 p.m.
Within minutes of resolving to work out their differences so that Eastside Fire & Rescue could exist past its current 2014 expiration date, the fire service’s board of directors grappled with a thorny issue as old as the agency itself.
Fire officials are pushing the agency’s partners to chip in for a remodel and expansion of the headquarters building, located on Newport Way in Issaquah. In March, Deputy Chief Wes Collins proposed reconfiguring the inside of the building to add seven offices, a conference room, copy room and an upstairs women’s bathroom, as well as a storage building for EFR equipment that currently sits outside. Read more