Lake site cleared for fire, rescue station

Five new emergency services staff were introduced to the Louisa County Board of Supervisors at their June 7 meeting, including Jonathon Conquy (second from left), Brandon Corbi, Samantha Brooks, Terrance Jordan and David Palmer. Several are Louisa County High School graduates. Chief Robert Dube also announced promotions to lieutenant for Maurice Snead (far left in photo) and Hazel Podbielski.

Construction for a new fire and rescue station to serve the heart of the Lake Anna area can proceed, now that questions about the soil quality at the chosen site have been resolved.

The Louisa County Board of Supervisors voted at their June 7 meeting to move forward to develop land adjacent to the Bark Park on New Bridge Road for the station. The project is expected to cost at least $900,000.

Supervisor Toni Williams (Jackson District) reported that a committee of board members and staff had found that the soils on the site, located near the Food Lion shopping center, are suitable for construction. An alternative onsite sewage system will be required instead of a conventional design for wastewater treatment to provide secondary treatment. An AOSS cannot include a point source discharge into a ditch or water body after treatment.

The Virginia Department of Transportation will not require a turn lane off of New Bridge Road to serve the fire and rescue station, Williams said.

The board voted 7-0 to formally select the New Bridge Road location and to authorize spending not more than $50,000 in capital funds for site design.

The 2.4-acre site was deeded to the county about a decade ago by the shopping center developers.

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