Durango Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors met on Thursday, June 30 for a Special Meeting giving direction to Fire Chief Hal Doughty to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the District and the City of Durango regarding River City Hall property negotiations for the new downtown fire station. DFPD’s Board and Chief Doughty are eager for the outcome of the MOU as it will be presented to the City Council during their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 5. DFPD’s Board of Directors, led by President Samantha Gallagher, had discussion concerning the MOU echoing Chief Doughty’s excitement toward upcoming progress on the new downtown station. Chief Doughty stated that his most important goal in this venture is to give his crew healthy and livable conditions. The opportunity City Council has to sign this MOU would be an enormous step forward.