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Public Safety Building Ad Hoc Committee

The 1999 Comprehensive Plan and the Comprehensive Assessment of the Saco Fire Department conducted in 2018, identified the need for a new Public Safety Facility to enhance Fire/EMS and Police coverage, reduce response times, and maintain an overall high level of emergency services in a fast-growing area of the city.

During the FY20 budget process, Council approved funding from the Fire/EMS Impact Fee account to achieve a 30% Design Build. The Design Build Model will include a needs assessment, estimated constructions costs and anticipated construction schedule.

The committee, appointed by the Mayor, will serve as the RFQ review panel and will consist of:
• Fire/Police Administration
• Firefighter Representation (Career and Call Divisions)
• DPW Staff
• City Staff (Facilities Director or designee)
• City Staff
• Elected Official (Ward 3 Councilor)
• Economic Development Committee Member
• Citizen Appointment from Age Friendly Saco