Lexington County Council members approve land purchase for new emergency services center

(ColaDaily.com ) Lexington County officials will begin making plans for a new emergency services hub after County Council approved a land purchase Tuesday.

Public Safety Director David Kerr requested $360,000 for a 4.8-acre tract of land on U.S. Highway 321 at Sandhills Parkway for a facility that will potentially house divisions of EMS, fire and law enforcement.

Kerr said an emergency services center for the eastern region of the county is necessary to meet the demands of the current level of growth as well as anticipated growth.

“It’s been a need for a while,” he said.

Councilman Jim Kinard said funding for the land already had been set aside, and the county will next begin saving money to build the facility. Kerr said there’s not currently a timeline for construction.

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