The Gonzales Emergency Services District No. 1 discussed the possibility of building a new station in Nixon, as well as updating the station in Gonzales on St. Joseph Street at its regular meeting on Sept. 17, 2020.
At the Nixon City Council’s August meeting, the payment of rent to the city by Gonzales EMS for use of the Nixon station was floated and ultimately tabled after EMS-ESD Executive Director Eddie Callender, Jr. made the council aware of functional issues with the building relating to sleeping quarters and water which enters the building when it rains. At the EMS-ESD meeting, the idea for building a completely new facility was discussed, along with the possibility of building it on county land, near Precinct 4 Justice-of-the-Peace Darryl Becker’s office with the approval of the County Commisioners.
The Commissioners of the EMS-ESD board also discussed whether hiring an architect was necessary, determining that they would need to consult with the county attorney before moving forward.
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