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Fire Station Stalled

Funds for a new fire station were approved a year and a half ago, but the planned site still sits empty.

The station is supposed to go up here at western and west-hills.

It will replace this ageing station down the road that's about 50 years old.

But eighteen months into the project, the station is nothing but this empty lot.

City representatives say a lot goes into construction like this. Such as multiple redesigns to make the new station safer and cheaper.

From the original concept to designs today - the project cost has been cut by about half a million dollars.

The final designs and contractor bids on this project are expected to go before the city commission sometime this month.

The predicted price tag sits at almost one point four million dollars.

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