Canyon Lake Fire/EMS Fire Chief Robert Mikel said site work for a new fire station at 160 Oblate Dr. will begin in January.
The department, also known as Emergency Services District 3 (ESD), is working with an architect to complete a feasibility study to determine whether a new fire station could be built without having to relocate apparatus and personnel during construction.
“It does appear that it will be possible, but the feasibility study is not yet complete,” he said.
No further information about costs or construction plans is available.
To accommodate the site work, Comal County will close its Startzville recycling center.
Dedicated to service in 1971, Station No. 52 is located on the southwestern side of Canyon Lake and provides primary protection for Cranes Mill and Startzville. A modular facility was placed into service in 2010 to provide new living quarters for full-time fire/EMS personnel.
An Emergency Services District (ESD) is a local government agency created by a vote of the public to provide fire protection and/or emergency medical services (EMS) in specific areas in unincorporated Comal County.
An ESD collects taxes based on appraisals of real and personal property.