The city of Liverpool made a motion during a meeting July 2 to donate a two-acre tract of land to Brazoria County Emergency Service District No. 3 for the construction of a new fire station to serve the area.
“We’re going to move forward and we’re going to have a fire department,” Liverpool Mayor Bill Strickland said.
The ESD and the Liverpool Volunteer Fire Department remain in negotiation for a new contract following the temporary revocation of the department’s 501(c)(3) status.
The contract would have the department continue service out of its current station until the construction is finished at the new ESD building.
It remains uncertain if the new station will be directly operated by the ESD or whether the district will reach an agreement with the department for it to move into the building.
Regardless, both Brazoria County Emergency Service District No. 3 Executive Director Dave Ferguson and Board President Darrell Valusek, who were present for the July 2 meeting, said they hope to see a high level of participation by Fire Chief Joshua Morris and other current and former members of the department.
“Right now the plan is to restore fire and EMS service to the city. What that looks like at this point I can’t speak to. We hope that the individuals that are from the Liverpool Volunteer Fire Department come to the table and we can negotiate a favorable agreement,” Ferguson said.