Burnet County Emergency Services District 8

Wed
28
Aug

Former Briggs VFD property sparks dispute

The Briggs Community Center, Inc. Board of Directors were recently made aware of a lawsuit against them by the Burnet County Emergency Services District 8 concerning property ownership after the dissolution of the Briggs VFD. BCCI President Crystal Kinsey and her Board are disputing the claims, stating the property was legally transferred to BCCI, and share their side of the story.

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

After the dissolution of the Briggs Volunteer Fire Department by the Burnet County Emergency Services District 8 in March, the beginnings of a new Briggs fire station this summer seemed to be the end of the story.

According to Briggs Community Center Inc. (BCCI) President Crystal Kinsey, though, more issues have come to the surface and are affecting the Community Center, and Briggs as a whole.

Upon receiving the minutes for the July 22 ESD 8 Board meeting, Kinsey learned that the ESD 8 would be seeking legal action against the community center as disputes about ownership of the property once occupied by the Briggs VFD have arisen.

Wed
14
Aug

Briggs/Oakalla residents discuss new fire station

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Briggs Fire Station planning committee member Steve Schlumpberger discusses growth in the Northeast Burnet County area, and emphasizes the importance of access to water tanks when considering plans to build the new Briggs Fire Station, which will protect a large portion of the County.

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Residents of Briggs and Oakalla joined the Burnet County Emergency Services District 8, Oakalla Volunteer Fire Department, and the Briggs Fire Station planning committee at a Town Hall meeting held at the Oakalla VFD Saturday, Aug. 10 to discuss the construction of a new Briggs Fire Station.

The Oakalla VFD recently purchased four acres of land off of US 183 in Briggs, where they will soon build a fire station modeled after their facilities to continue serving the Northeast Burnet County area.

This purchase comes after the ESD 8 decided to allow for the expiration of their contract with the former Briggs VFD earlier this year, after various incidents caused the Board to reconsider its ties to the facility.

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