City encouraged to retain excess fire hall funds for time being
The city council was informed that the city can retain the excess fire station construction funds, “for a really, really long time,” according to City Manager Steve Giesbrecht.
After the purchase of additional fiber optic communications cable and Scott Airpack equipment the city will still have $1.1 million in excess construction funds when the Haugen Drive Station One is completed next spring.
The excess funds are a result of favorable contractor bidding when the project was put out to bid, according to Jerod Cook, fire chief. The architect placed the cost of construction at $8 millio...