GR City Council Considers Approval of Fire Service Agreement with County

GR City Council Considers Approval of Fire Service Agreement with County

GREEN RIVER — The Green River City Council will consider approving an agreement with Sweetwater County for the Green River Fire Department (GRFD) to provide fire services for the county.

The Council will meet Tuesday, May 3, at 7 pm, at Green River City Hall for its regularly-scheduled meeting. Meeting documents state that after several workshops and meetings, the county and city have reached an agreement for fire services, and that agreement will now come in front of the Council for approval.

“The City of Green River and [Sweetwater County] Fire District #1 are working on the respective sides of the county to provide fire and protective emergency services to the residents,” the meeting documents state.

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In March, the Sweetwater County Commission voted 4-1 to dismantle the Sweetwater County Fire Department and to instead move to working with GRFD and Fire District #1 through contracts to provide the services in unincorporated areas of the county. This decision came following a study that was aimed at finding inefficiencies in the county fire department.

According to the meeting documents, the county is estimated to pay the city between $200,000 and $300,000 for services. Once the agreement is approved by all parties, it will be in effect through December 31, 2022.

The agreement is shown below.

To view the full meeting agenda and packet, click here.