Cibolo City Council on April 23 held a presentation for the proposed public safety facility, which is planned to be put on the November ballot as a bond proposition alongside a proposed animal services facility.

The details

The facility is planned to be located between Bolton Road and I-10 near Stolte Road, which would be the fourth fire station for Cibolo and the first fire station in the southern portion of the city.

Eikon Consulting Group has been working on the design of the new facility leading up to the November election.

The planned development is 15,100 square feet and will include an administrative area, living area and apparatus bay/decontamination area.

Each of these areas of the main building will include additional rooms and areas focused on providing staff with the appropriate resources and amenities.

The building will also be used for training, with plans to construct a burn building nearby, according to the presentation.

According to the April 23 agenda, the new facility would provide a five minute or less response time to a large number of properties south of FM 78.

The facility would be able to accommodate:
  • 12 firefighters
  • An emergency medical services unit
  • Up to six police officers
With the construction of the new facility, the rating by the Insurance Services Office will increase, resulting in a reduction in insurance premium costs for the city.

What you need to know

Leading up to the bond election, city staff has created a website for residents to see information regarding the planned animal services facility and public safety facility.

The website also features details on upcoming public input opportunities and meeting dates for project topics.

If both of the proposed 2024 bond election propositions pass, residents will see an expected increase in their property taxes not to exceed $0.05 for every $100 dollars in valuation annually, according to the bond webpage.