VACAVILLE — After a month away from its chamber, the Vacaville City Council reconvened Tuesday night, receiving an update on the planning and design of a new fire station set to go up in south Vacaville.
The four council members present, with Mayor Steve Hardy absent, viewed and approved the conceptual floor plan for the proposed Station 75.
With ongoing and future development planned in the area of Vanden Road and Cogburn Circle, many of the units going up will be too far from the nearest fire station, making a new one necessary.
The council approved the plan in a 4-0 voice vote.
Also Tuesday, the council agreed to reject an application by Green Transportation, owned by Fairfield Taxi, to operate in Vacaville.
Three council members indicated they would vote against the application simply because the three existing taxi services in town provide adequate coverage.
“I’m looking out for the drivers in the city of Vacaville right now,” said council member Ron Rowlett, who added that he had no doubts about Green Transportation’s ability to provide quality service.
Council member Mitch Mashburn agreed.
“Based on the level of service provided by (existing) companies, another service is not required at this time,” he said.
Police Chief Richard Word confirmed that city studies have shown the existing taxi services to be adequate for the demand.
The council did not vote on the application, but will wait for an appropriate resolution at its next meeting.
In addition, the council approved annexing a small area between Vaca Valley Parkway and Interstate 505 and the establishment of a special tax district to cover additional police and fire services as new residences go up.
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