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Despite safety concerns, ACC government meets regularly to review requirements for Fire Station No. 5

Despite safety concerns, ACC government meets regularly to review requirements for Fire Station No. 5

Despite security concerns, the mayor and commission will hold a regular meeting tonight.

At tonight’s meeting, the mayor and commission will review new site selection criteria for Fire Station No. 5, currently located on Whit Davis Road. By moving the fire station, the county hopes to increase the percentage of Athenians within a 2-mile radius of a fire station. The county says the planned move will also help keep insurance rates lower.

The new site selection criteria will require that the proposed site be located at least 300 feet from neighboring homes.

Additionally, the mayor and commission will consider approving a plan to allocate nearly two million dollars to affordable housing projects for next year. The money will come from federal housing and urban development funds.