Official Press Release:
Dignitaries and firefighters gathered today at 591 Robert Smalls Parkway in Port Royal South Carolina to break ground on what will become the two Municipalities 4th fire station.
“This location will anchor emergency services delivery in the 170 corridor for decades to come” said Fire Chief Reece Bertholf.
The new station breaks ground on the heals of the municipalities opening a temporary fire station next door at 599 Robert Smalls Parkway. That station was opened and staffed as of January 1st 2018.
City Manager Bill Prokop and Town Manager Van Willis share the same statement, “This project comes at a time when a contract for service with the Burton Fire district was expiring. Collectively, our staffs reviewed this project, engaged consultants to professionally analyze and confirm the project along with the service delivery, and came to the table with a project that increased fire protection services for all citizens in the Highway 170 corridor. One of the most important aspects of this project is that it comes at no new costs to our citizens.”
Brunson Construction is the general contractor on the project for building owner Scott Chapman, of Spray Holdings. This is a build to suit lease and the municipalities will be partners in this building for a long time to come leaving both entities a lot of flexibility and room to maneuver the unknown in 30 years while at the same time ensuring today’s needs are met.
Construction on the station is expected to last into the late fall and is currently meeting all expectations as far as being on time, on budget and proceeding nicely.
Citizens are encouraged to follow the progress of the project and see today’s event on social media at: