New Castle County Council unanimously approved the proposal by the Mill Creek Fire Co. to add about 1,000 square feet to expand its mezzanine storage area during its meeting Tuesday night in the City/County Building.
Councilman Tim Sheldon (D-Pike creek) introduced the resolution, thankful that there was no opposition to this land use item.
Duffield Associates engineer Jeffrey Bross had told the NCCo Council Land Use Committee that the expansion was not included in the footprint recorded for Mill Creek Fire Co. in the county record. As such, the Mill Creek Hundred property brought this forward to New Castle County Council as a major land development plan, he said.
The construction project would increase the total square feet of the mezzanine storage area from 19,999 to 20,778, according to the plan. It would take place at the fire company on the south side of Kirkwood Highway (Del. Route 2), approximately 300 feet east of Woodhaven Drive in Mill Creek Hundred.
Before the 13-0 vote to approve the expansion, Councilman John Cartier (D-Holly Oak) expressed his appreciation for Mill Creek and other volunteer fire companies throughout the state. Cartier noted that these volunteer fire companies had saved New Castle County and its taxpayers a lot of money.
Mill Creek Fire Co.'s coverage area includes Pike Creek.