The Capital Regional District (CRD) and the East Sooke Fire Commission (ESFC) are commencing the construction of a new fire hall located at 6071 East Sooke Road. The fire hall is a post-disaster rated structure and will provide reliable long-term emergency response and fire protection services to the residents of East Sooke. It will also serve at the communities Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in the event of a disaster and will contain all communications, supplies and materials for providing disaster relief to the residents of East Sooke.
The fire hall is approximately 7,200 square feet and includes six truck bays, washroom and laundry facilities, hose tower, radio dispatch room, training facilities and offices. An emergency generator will provide back-up power to the facility in the event of power loss.
In April 2013 the taxpayers of East Sooke voted in a referendum to borrow up to $2,120,000 to pay for the construction of a new fire hall and extend the water service along East Sooke Road to service the new fire hall. Capital Regional District (CRD) staff commissioned the design in the winter of 2013 and issued a tender for construction of a new fire hall in spring of 2015. The initial tender resulted in all the bids exceeding to project’s capital budget.
With the agreement of the ESFC the project team modified the design and subsequently negotiated the project cost to within budget. The project was awarded in late June of 2015 and construction is expected to be complete in the spring of 2015.
Debt Servicing Information
The estimated annual cost to service the debt is $211,875 over 15 years