CASWELL BEACH, NC (WECT) – The Town of Caswell Beach is building its own fire department.
The Yaupon Beach Fire Department Board of Directors approved a plan on Monday night to build a multi-purpose station in Caswell Beach to house the fire department, police department, and public works department.
Until now, the Yaupon Fire Department, located in Oak Island has provided fire services to Caswell Beach. Mayor Harry Simmons says they plan to submit a letter to the Town of Oak Island to let them know they will no longer need the services of the current building in Oak Island. Moving forward, the Yaupon Fire Dept. will continue to serve that area and will continue to collect fire district fees from Caswell Beach.
Plans for the new building are still under negotiation. Construction will likely begin in the next month. Simmons says they are still discussing how to pay for the building but said taxes will not go up as a result.
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