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Police and Fire Coming to Twin Arrows

Police and Fire Coming to Twin Arrows
December 09
13:24 2016

A police and fire substation at Twin Arrows Casino has moved a step closer to reality.

The Navajo Nation Council’s Budget & Finance Committee has approved a grant agreement, construction plan and fund management plan with the tribe’s Gaming Enterprise.

The legislation is also known as the Sihasin Fund Twin Arrows Police and Fire Substation Economic/Community Development Expenditure Plan.

The bill, sponsored by Delegate Seth Damon, authorizes the tribe’s Office of the Controller to release $4.5 million that was allocated by the council for the project back in April.

The grant agreement also provides provisions that would give the NNGE authority and responsibility to administer the grant.

Not only would the substation provide coverage for the casino – located about 24 miles east of Flagstaff – but it would be able to serve surrounding tribal communities, such as Leupp.

The substation would provide jobs for six police officers and 15 fire-personnel.

The project is “shovel ready,” according to NNGE’s Executive Director of Compliance Michelle Dotson.

The proposed 15,000-square-foot building would house a 9-1-1 emergency dispatch, a three bay garage for fire trucks, training rooms, sleeping quarters for personnel, and office space for police, emergency and fire personnel.

The substation will cut emergency response times, B&F member Delegate Lee Jack Sr. said.

Previously police from Dilkon had to respond to events around Twin Arrows.

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