Thanks to the Community- Letter from Chief Marinelli

I would like to thank you for your extra support of the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District through your generous donations.  Through the efforts of the Julian Fire Plugs and your contributions the JCFPD has raised over $30,000.  Most of those donations have been deposited in our new fire station account and will be used directly for the construction and support of the new station. Update on the new station:  We have totally redesigned the plans for the new station.  The new plans are focused on a smaller, more efficient facility but will still meet the needs of the JCFPD.  Many cost savings changes have been made, but even with these changes, we are struggling to stay in our budget.  Our loan has been secured with a twenty year fixed rate at 3.8%.  Our maximum loan amount was 1.5M.  With the loan and the funds we already have, we put our total project budget at 2.1M.  The latest estimate for the project from our architect is 2.1M.  The project is scheduled to go out to bid in February.  With the project estimate and our available funds being so close we are seeking other ways to increase our project funding.  That is why your contributions are so important. As always, we are here to serve you and this is your fire department.  You are invited to attend our monthly board meetings and provide input and keep informed on current events of the JCFPD.

Sincerely, Rick Marinelli Chief-JCFPD