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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
It's billed as a business address. But, it will likely turn into a discussion about a new report that recommends the shutdown of as many as three Gulfport fire stations.
Gulfport Mayor George Schloegel will be at the Island View this morning to make a presentation to the Gulfport Chamber. And while a city spokesman initially said the talk would be an annual review of Gulfport's progress since Hurricane Katrina, there's an expectation the mayor will also bring up the Municipal Consulting Services report that was unveiled Tuesday night.
That report looks at ways the city can slash two million dollars from its budget.
The consultant recommends the immediate shutdown of fire station number four on Railroad Street. He also thinks Gulfport can look at whether two other fire stations should be mothballed. Those fire houses are on Pass Road near Highway 49, and on Old Highway 49. If they're closed, the consulting firm believes they can be replaced by a new fire station.
The police department is also under the microscope in this report. The consultant thinks Gulfport can save close to $700,000 by eliminating two deputy commanders, four command positions, and six civilian jobs.
Mayor Schloegel didn't talk about the consultant's findings after the Tuesday night presentation. That's why people believe he will discuss whether these concepts could be implemented when he talks this morning with the Gulfport Chamber.
Steve Phillips is covering the mayor's 8:00 am talk. He'll have updates on WLOX News and on WLOX.com.
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