The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department is expanding its presence in the small city and fire suppression capabilities and deflecting pressure from the city council at the same time.
The CSVFD board of directors voted Tuesday night to change the dissolution clause in its contract with the city, deciding to leave its assets to Burnet County if disbanded. The dissolution clause outlines what would happen to assets if the department were disbanded.
The dissolution clause in the CSVFD contract has been a divisive issue between the board of directors and the city council in recent years. Since 2007, Cottonwood Pride, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the city that helps children and the elderly, has been listed as the recipient of department assets, including fire suppression equipment.
Also on Tuesday, CSVFD acquired a $22,950 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority to expand its fire station to include a pavilion and training area for the small department.
In other CSVFD news, the Spicewood Volunteer Fire Department donated one of its reserve engines to CSVFD, which was delivered Tuesday. “They knew we needed another engine, so they graciously donated one of their reserve engines,” Taylor-Carusi said.
For the full story, see Friday’s Highlander.