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SHFAD storage bay takes shape


January 27, 2021

FIRE CHIEF Dave Barringer, right, chats with Ryan Smothers on the site of SHFAD's new vehicle bay facility.

More than six months later than expected, construction has begun on the new Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District vehicle bay.

The project was delayed because of permitting issues, largely because a building that size could not share a lot with the existing fire building. The district had to split the lot to legally build the new structure, said Fire Chief Dave Barringer.

The project will use the last of the bond money available to the district, which came from a 2016 bond of $0.31 per $1,000 of assessed value. The bond was set to raise $1,575,000 over seven years.

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