Anderson Fire Department Pushing For New Headquarters

The City of Anderson continues to focus on the fire department’s plan to close stations 1 and 6 and build a new headquarters near St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. In June, the department closed station 3 on Columbus Avenue and moved its heavy rescue truck to station 1. Mayor Kevin Smith says he’s had to deal with two hard realities in preparing budgets the past two years: a city population that declined by 20,000 over the past couple of decades, and property tax revenue that dropped by $9 million since 2005.

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