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Firehouse expansion project now underway PDF Print E-mail
Written by JOHN MORTON   
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 17:14

Concession stand at Fireman’s Park will come down to make way for construction; Park Avenue ready as well

The first rumblings signifying the start of the expansion of the Village of Fredonia’s firehouse were set to begin Wednesday, Aug. 9, with the demolition of the concession stand at neighboring Fireman’s Park, according to Roger Strohm, director of public works.
The start of the $2.3 million project comes on the heels of the Village Board on Aug. 3 approving the final bid needed, as Dave’s Excavating of Port Washington got the green light as contractor for the reconstruction of Park Avenue, which runs adjacent to the firehouse.
It will be moved to the south a bit to accommodate the creation of a driveway that will allow for emergency vehicles to enter and exit. Currently, they do so on Milwaukee Street, where it’s a tight fit for engines making a turn out of the driveway.
Park Avenue will also see new sewer and water infrastructure installed before it’s repaved.
The road work is estimated to cost $222,000 and is not part of the village’s upcoming $4 million borrowing plan. Instead, it will be covered by existing utility and general funds.
The project will nearly double the size of the firehouse, adding 7,320 square feet and creating a total of 14,090 square feet.
It will also feature new amenities that include training and meeting rooms, shower facilities and quarters for female personnel.

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