Located just outside Flagstaff, Arizona, the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort will soon begin the construction of a public safety substation after gaining approval for the project. The Navajo Nation’s Gaming Enterprise’s grant agreement was approved by the Budget and Finance Committee along with the construction and fund management plan for the proposed public safety substation.
The new substation plan is titled the Sihasin Fund Twin Arrows Police and Fire Substation Economic/Community Development Expenditure Plan, a plan that will provide public safety options for the community. Within the approval, the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller was directed to release $4.5 million allocated towards the project, with approval having been provided by the Navajo Nation Council back in April.
Within the grant agreement, there are also provisions that will provide the NNGE with the authority as well as responsibility to administer the use of appropriated funds to design, plan and begin construction of the Twin Arrows Police and Fire substation. Any savings in cost or funds that are left over are to be returned to the Sihasin Fund.
Within the police and fire substation, there will be six members of law enforcement on staff along with 15 fire personnel positions. Seth Damon, the Legislation sponsor Council Delegate, stated that the public safety substation will provide services for the Twin Arrows as well as serve the nearby Navajo communities including Leupp. The groundbreaking for the new facility should begin next month and construction will hopefully be completed by October.