The board is made up of representatives from the cities of Shoreview, Arden Hills, North Oaks and members of the Lake Johanna Fire Department. The City of Arden Hills represents one vote on the board, and decisions are made by a majority vote of the board.
The three cities rely on the fire department’s expertise to make recommendations on how they can best serve the three cities. The recommendation for a new station was not generated solely by the fire department. It was made following a needs assessment that was conducted by an independent entity. The decision by the board to move forward with searching for a piece of suitable land was made by the entire board, not just the City of Arden Hills.