MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Members of the West Mobile Fire Protection Committee say when it comes to deciding what to do if Mobile Fire-Rescue stops servicing their area, they are going in the direction of requesting annexation.
Del Sawyer says at Thursday night’s meeting they took a vote from citizens in attendance. He says They had three options to choose from: request annexation by the city of Mobile, create a fire district with taxes devoted to fire safety or not take any action.
He says of 195 votes, 68 percent voted to request annexation, 20.5 percent voted to not take action (under the assumption that the MFRD wouldn’t pull services) and 11 percent voted to create a fire district.
Sawyer says the next step is to get HOAs support then go before Mobile city council and the mayor for approval.
He says if approved the next step would be to get Probate court to call for a special election on the annexation.
20,000 people in west Mobile (west of Cody Road) are preparing for what will happen if Mobile Fire-Rescue decides to stop protecting their homes.
It hasn’t happened yet but they want to have a plan if it does.