KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) - Kettering residents got their chance Thursday night to take a close look at plans to re-haul the fire department.
The city currently has seven fire stations. The proposed plan would tear down six and rebuild three and keep the station currently on Bobbie Place.
Residents had mixed emotions at the meeting. Some are concerned where the new stations will be located.
"I don't like telling the fire people I don't want you by my house because they do such a wonderful job. I feel bad about that too, I really do but I think in this instance this is a little too close to a residential neighborhood and it greatly affects property values," said Mark Messer, Kettering resident.
"Its a very heavily traffic patterned road especially in the morning and evening and having this lot lay out right next to Greendale Drive and the light at Winding Way I see it as a potential problem," said Dave Homan, Kettering resident.
Officials estimate each new station should cost approximately $2 to 4-million to construct.
Officials must first receive approval from both the planning commission and board of zoning appeals.
The public hearings will be on February 27th and 29th.
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