Alburnett city council to vote on new fire station proposal

ALBURNETT, Iowa (KCRG) -- The City of Alburnett may soon be taking their first step towards building a new fire station.

Thursday night the city council is expected to vote on whether or not to except a proposal that would hire a company to come up plans for such an idea.

Firefighters showed TV9 around the station they are currently using which they say they have outgrown since it was first built in the early 1950s.

The current building firefighters say was not only designed for another era but it is simply not large enough to house all of their trucks and equipment. They say the room in which their 23 firefighters do much of their training is also too small.

"As far as costs we won't actually know until we bid the project but our budgetary proposal is $650,000 for the project," said Charlie McClintock, mayor of Alburnett.

The Mayor of Alburnett tells TV9 he expects the city council to approve hiring a contractor in order to design the firehouse.

When built it will be located off of Roosevelt and WIllow Streets.

The City says those hoping to support construction efforts are welcome to make a donation.