Tyrone hears fire station options

Fri, 05/16/2008 - 3:25pm
By: John Thompson

Officials from the Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services division told the Tyrone Town Council Thursday night that all options are being explored to find a solution to Tyrone’s troubled fire station.

Interim Public Safety Director Allen McCullough said the station’s septic system is on its last legs and the department has installed a jumper on the system to keep the system working.

While a new fire station is the ultimate solution, the department wants to explore the options of testing soil in Triangle Park. If the soil percolates, the department could run a two-inch line under Senoia road for a drainfield.

The Town Council gave approval for the soil tests, but urged the department to find a site for a new station.

“I wouldn’t want to see it occur in Triangle Park for a long time,” said Councilman Eric Dial.

But Councilman Gloria Furr said the creation of Triangle Park actually helped create the current problem.

“There were no ditches built and it’s just throwing too much water towards the police and fire stations,” she said.

If a new fire station is built, Councilman Grace Caldwell hoped the county would consider donating the building to Tyrone.

“I just think that building is a big part of downtown Tyrone and don’t want to see it torn down,” she said.

Fire department officials acknowledged that money is not in this year’s budget for a new station, but said the septic failure at the station had increased the priority of finding a solution.

McCullough said the department had narrowed the site list for a new station down to five sites, and would be presenting the information shortly to the Fayette County Commission.

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Submitted by Margot on Mon, 05/19/2008 - 10:27am.

It’s not true as Councilwoman Gloria Furr said that water draining from Triangle Park has caused the septic system problem. Water drains to its lowest level which is down Senoia Road to Shamrock Park. If Triangle Park is the problem, then Shamrock Restaurant and Becky’s Antiques would have problems, but they don’t. The septic problem is created by the necessity of firemen using the bathroom facility 24/7 .

Submitted by sowhy on Fri, 05/30/2008 - 8:15am.

Hey did you not know she is the expert? Where have you been the last three years? The twins know all !!!!

Submitted by too bad on Fri, 05/30/2008 - 8:39am.

what about a Smola?

Submitted by sowhy on Fri, 05/30/2008 - 8:48am.

He is good at giving a lecture to us uneducated folks from the south

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