Finn Hill fire station public hearing for January 18 is postponed due to weather

The City of Kirkland is postponing the public hearing originally set for Wednesday, January 18, intended to discuss siting a new fire station on Finn Hill. With snowfall of 5-10 inches predicted, and other meetings on the calendar in the next few weeks, Kirkland will reschedule for mid-February. We’ll post details when they become available.

When the community forum does take place, Fire Chief Kevin Nalder, City Manager Kurt Triplett, and the City’s architectural and design consultant will present information on the need for a new station, the criteria for selecting the site of a new station, and the public review process for evaluating potential locations. For more information, see the City’s web page regarding the new Finn Hill station: http://www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/Fire_and_Building/Fire___Medical_Services/Proposed_Finn_Hill_Fire_Station.htm.

Locating a station in Big Finn Hill Park, a proposal which generated considerable interest last year, continues to be an option, so we urge you to attend the meeting in February and advise City officials of your concerns and preferences.

The focus of the meeting will be on alternatives for a new station, but City officials will also address the status of Fire Station 24. (See separate article on more details regarding station 24.)

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