A locally operating oil company plans to donate approximately 5 acres of land for a future fire station on the northwest side of Midland at this week's City Council meeting.
Callon Petroleum Company, which operates in Midland, intends to donate a tract of land that is located at the corner of Briarwood Avenue and Golden Gate Drive, just west of North County Road 1240, for the station at Tuesday's City Council meeting. The company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Fred Callon, will be in town with several others to present the donation to council members.
The company contacted city officials around November 2014 to first begin discussing the possible land donation.
"We are incredibly grateful for Callon Petroluem's generous donation in a strategic location for our future fire service needs," said Midland Fire Chief Robert Isbell. "This location on Briarwood Avenue fits in perfectly with our long-term planning for great service coverage in our growing community."
The Midland Fire Department recently added a new fire station to the city with the completion of Fire Station 10 in December 2014, and is currently in the design phase for a new Fire Station 6 that will improve response times in a growing district. Exact plans are not yet known for the donated piece of land, but studies by the department show that future needs for service can be met by having a station in that location.###
Media Contact: Fire Chief Robert Isbell