MERIDIAN TWP., MI (WLNS) – It’s been more than a year since the Meridian Twp. fire station shut down because of wear and tear.
Now, 22 months later the board of trustees approved a bid to make plans for a new fire station a reality.
Tuesday’s bid of $3,079,000 will help build the new station.
“We have three bays, one, two, three bays and the administrative offices.”
A design public works director Raymond Severy says was modified to fit the township’s budget.
”This station is smaller the training room is smaller in the original design there were separate bedrooms for each one of the firefighters now there is a dormitory one for male and one for female firefighters,” said Raymond Severy, Meridian Twp. director, public works and engineering.
The old fire station is still shut down and the old one hasn’t broken ground yet so in the meantime the township is using buildings like this as their central location to house fire trucks.
The township is also using two other fire stations, but with the plans now set in stone, Severy says he’s hoping they’ll have a central location soon.
“We’re thinking that well actually break ground this month by the end of March.”
The township has set aside $100,000 as a contingency budget in case any hiccups come up during construction.
They hope to have the new station built and ready to use by December 2015.