FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE EVENTS
LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX/FIRE STATION PROJECT
Do you want to know more about the November 2nd local option sales tax ballot question and the upcoming Fire Station project?
Join City staff and officials from the St. Peter Fire Department at the Fire Station for two open houses during October’s Fire Prevention Month. It’s a perfect opportunity to learn more about the City Council’s drive to fund a new station by implementation of a local option sales tax of one-half of one percent and the needs of the Fire Department that are driving the new station.
Fire service is an essential service that the Department is not able to provide effectively using the current Fire Station which was constructed in 1929. The City Council has moved forward with a project to construct a new building that provides for the space needed for today’s modern firefighting equipment and allows additional space for Firefighter training and safety protocols. The total project cost for a new facility is estimated at $9.4 million.
Open houses at the current Fire Station (227 West Mulberry Street) will be held as follows:
Wednesday October 6th 6-8 p.m.
Saturday October 9th 9 am - noon
There will be charts and graphs and renderings of the new station and detailed information on the impact a local sales tax will have on funding the project.
We hope to see you there!