Construction Update: Bulletin 5 - Change this value to a strong SEO phrase

Oct 1, 2014

Construction Project Update Bulletins are provided by the Refinery Terminal Fire Company (RTFC) for the construction of the new Fire Station and Administrative Building Project (I-37 at McBride Lane). The updates are meant to be a source of information for the Manchester Addition and Dona Park residents and property owners as well as surrounding businesses, municipal and county representatives and RTFC member companies.

These Bulletins are available online at, by email (upon request), at St. Theresa Catholic Church (1302 Lantana) and the Local Emergency Planing Committee office for the City of Corpus Christi (2406 Leopard Street).

Construction Update

Separation Fence or Privacy Fence

Currently being installed and once in place, the separation fence (or wall) will receive some colored texturing to give it the look of real stone on both sides. The fence is designed to disrupt and reflect noise and has been successfully added to projects across the state just like this one.

Chain Link Fence Line

Once the rains subside long enough for the grass and weeds along the chain link fence line to dry out, we will begin treating the area to abate the overgrowth. We will be spraying with a product that is not harmful to pets or humans. If you would like to be notified 24 hours prior to any treatment, please contact Carla Gardiner at (361) 816-2798.

Retention Pond

You might be wondering why a retention pond was created on the RTFC property. The pond serves as a way to collect and drain the site in an orderly fashion and slows the flow of water as it moves to the northwest corner of the property. The pond detains the water for a period of time so in the event of a heavy rain fall, it allows the drainage for the surrounding areas to occur into the existing City drainage ways prior to water from the pond being added.

While this design helps to alleviate some of the burden to the City’s drainage system, we are sensitive to the concern that the pond will breed mosquitoes. We have contracted professional services and will continue to monitor the pond and property treating for mosquitoes as it becomes necessary. The ongoing rains have certainly added to mosquito challenge occurring all over town.

What’s Next

Corpus Christi Community Advisory Council
Saturday, November 1 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | RSVP to: 361.945.4925
Zavala Elementary School, 3125 Ruth Street
Topic: Table Top Drill – What to do in the event of a chemical emergency.

Corpus Christi Community Advisory Council
Wednesday, November 5 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM | RSVP to: 361.945.4925
Refinery Terminal Fire Company Training Academy, 3920 Carbon Plant Road
Topic: Family Night – Firefighting demonstrations. Learn chemical event safety and
precaution. Children welcome.