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Possible Relocation of Fire Station in District 8 Prompts Town Hall Meeting Addressing Safety Concerns

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                 Monday, February 2, 2015

Contact: Chiara Morrow

Phone: 205-908-7392

chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL– As new businesses continue to come to the District 8 Area, Councilor Steven Hoyt wants to ensure that safety concerns aren’t an issue for residents. To address those concerns, Councilor Hoyt will host a town hall meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Birmingham Crossplex. Residents will have the opportunity to hear about updates concerning their community in particular plans to relocate fire station 24 located in Bellview Heights to the West Precinct located across from the Crossplex. Councilor Hoyt believes that the relocation is vital to the safety of the firefighters and he hopes that constituents will get a valuable understanding of the strategy in place.

“It’s important that as a councilor I work with communities and law enforcement to ensure that there is a consistent relationship between the two entities, so that safety issues are adequately addressed,” Councilor Hoyt said. “I know that Chief Charles Gordon will help shed light on the restructuring of fire station 24 and discuss why the West Precinct is the best option for the new site.”

Councilor Hoyt added that this town hall meeting will be the first of many as he looks to continually engage residents on plans for their district. In addition to new businesses coming to the area, a number of athletes will soon be visiting District 8 for athletic confernces that will be held at the Crossplex. In March, the City of Birmingham will host the 2015 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championship.  This championship will feature the top track & field programs and athletes in the country.

For more information on upcoming events in District 8, please contact the Office of Councilor Steven Hoyt at 205.254.2363.

For media inquiries please contact Birmingham City Council Public Information Officer Chiara Morrow at chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov or 205.254.2055.