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Plans for fire station remodel shelved due to increased costs


August 14, 2019

FIRE STATION 22, on 47th Avenue, provides a head start for rescue workers responding to calls in east Sweet Home.

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The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has abandoned plans to remodel Station 22, the Foster substation.

The project was among those proposed as part of a $1.575 million bond levy approved by voters in 2016. The six-year bond levy costs 31 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value.

District officials had hoped to add a third vehicle bay to the substation, 1390 47th Ave. The plan also included living quarters for the possible future assignment of medics to the station.

Fire Chief Dave Barringer said the cost of the project was too high, and the bond would not cover it...

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