Canyon Lake, Texas (February 2019) Comal County Emergency Services District No. 3 will be adding two identical fire stations by the 2nd quarter of 2020. One station will be on FM 306 near Purgatory Rd. and the other on S. Cranes Mill Rd. near Hwy 46, both in the New Braunfels area of their jurisdiction. The two new stations will be identical in size and design at approximately 8100 square feet with two stacked bays. Brown, Reynolds and Watford Architects of Dallas, Texas were selected by the District to provide design plans. Government Capital Corporation was selected as the most cost effective financing solution. ESD No. 3 has also engaged AGCM, Inc., a construction management firm with a history of working in the client’s best interest and finding ways to resolve even the toughest issues, to assist with the design phase and then construction phase of this project.
“The board was very happy with Government Capital and their willingness to attend multiple meetings from initial planning to the end with financing. Kevin Lerner and Stephanie Cates were always available to assist with any questions the commissioners or I had. Their insight and experience was a huge help in the final decision making process of which financing option to proceed with” stated Angela Hemphill, Comal County ESD No. 3 Business Manager.
“We were excited to be able to save the department thousands of dollars by eliminating traditional real estate closing costs, especially with construction costs increasing the way they are,” stated Kevin Lerner, GCC Vice President. “We take great pride in being able to provide financings which enable first responders to serve their communities better.”
About Comal County ESD No. 3
Comal County ESD No. 3, provides Fire protection and through an Interlocal Agreement with Comal County ESD No. 2 provides Emergency Medical Services as well all within Comal County, Texas. The District currently has an estimated population of 27,000 full time residents, which swells to over 100,000 during the summer tourism season and protects an area of 250 square miles of northeast Comal County. The District is located 50 miles south of Austin, Texas (the state capitol) and 40 miles north of San Antonio, Texas. Comal County ESD No. 3 is located wholly within Comal County, one of the fastest growing counties in Texas. Currently the district has four (4) fire stations strategically located across its jurisdiction and 52 full-time operational personnel and 4 administrative personnel. For more information please visit canyonlakefire-ems.org.
About Government Capital Corporation
Government Capital Corporation is a leading public finance firm providing professional financial services to emergency services districts and all local governmental entities. Since its founding in 1992, the company has successfully completed thousands of project financings in Texas and across the nation. For more information, visit govcap.com.
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