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CKFR sells fire station to Port of Brownsville

The Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue (CKFR) Board of Fire Commissioners unanimously decided Monday to sell Fire Station 43 to the Port of Brownsville for $675,000. The board had a public hearing that afternoon and received little criticism from the community.

The CKFR Board of Fire Commissioners decided it is in the “best fiscal interest of the jurisdiction’s taxpayers” to sell the half-acre property in Brownsville, according to a news release.

Station 43 was built in 1954 and operated as a volunteer fire station, serving Brownsville citizens until 2004 when CKFR decided to close the fire station.

The Port of Brownsville offered $675,000 for the Station 43 property which is considered to be a “fair market value based on a recent independent appraisal,” according to a news release.

In accordance with CKFR Resolution 07-04, Disposition of Surplus Property, the fire district could sell the property to a governmental entity once members of the public had an opportunity to voice their opinions.

Port of Brownsville officials have “no firm plans” regarding how they will utilize the property at this time. CKFR will invest the money from the sale of the fire station for future facilities improvements.

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