The Press Newspaper
Contract for fire station design awarded
The district’s board of trustees awarded the $87,400 contract during a special meeting last week.
The district’s current headquarters is located at the site: 3155 N. Genoa-Clay Center Road.
The new building will cover 12,500 square feet and will house administrative offices, living quarters for on-duty crews, a training room, and vehicles and equipment in the current station Number 2.
The district plans to close the fire station in Clay Center and current headquarters building when the new facility opens.
The projected completion date is during the first half of next year.
Three area towns were included in the grants. Woodville Township will receive $19,000 and the cities of Perrysburg and Rossford will receive $50,000 and $9,100 respectively.
Since the emerald ash borer was first discovered in northwest Ohio in 2003, millions of ash trees have been killed by the invasive insect, which can claim the life of an otherwise healthy, mature tree in as little as three to five years.
These grants, which require a 50 percent local match, will help EAB-affected communities remove hazardous ash trees, as well as help assist in the restoration of lost canopy cover.
“These funds will help communities proactively implement their EAB management plans,” said Robert Boyles, chief of the Division of Forestry.
Mosser Construction has estimated the project will cost about $58, 612.