Construction on city's new fire station nears completion

By JENNIFER COHRON, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 5/17/17

SUMITON — Construction of the new fire station is expected to be finished by July, Sumiton Mayor Petey Ellis announced at Tuesday’s brief council meeting.

“The contractor is looking at the middle of July. I say it’s going to be closer to …

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Construction on city's new fire station nears completion

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SUMITON — Construction of the new fire station is expected to be finished by July, Sumiton Mayor Petey Ellis announced at Tuesday’s brief council meeting.

“The contractor is looking at the middle of July. I say it’s going to be closer to the end of July. (Sumiton Fire Chief) David (Waid) wanted it to be the first of July,” Ellis said.

The fire station is being built on Bryan Road across from the Sumiton Community Center.

After discussing the need for a new staton for several years, the council financed the project through a bond issue in August 2016 and awarded the construction bid to Coston General Contractors in September. Construction began in mid-November.

The 9,000-square foot station is expected to include training rooms, sleeping quarters, office space, a kitchen and living area.

Ellis said an open house will be scheduled once construction is completed.

Ellis also announced that the city’s annual Memorial Day observance will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the community center.