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Council approves bid for new Corning fire station

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:28 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:30 p.m. CDT

Corning City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to accept a bid of $1.2 million from TFF Incorporated of Omaha to build a new city fire station. A pre-construction meeting in 10 days will determine when a groundbreaking will be held.

“We’ve been working on this since 2008,” said Donnie Willet, Corning fire chief. “So, to finally have an approved bid is a load off our shoulders. I would expect a groundbreaking for the new station in say, three to four weeks.”

This project will be paid for with grants, a bond issue from 2010, city/county funding and private donations. Willet expects the new fire station will be fully completed sometime around December.

The current fire station was erected in 1964. Willet said the new building will be erected in the same spot north of the courthouse. When finished, Willet said the new station will double the size of the existing station.

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