Cordova (AL) Needs Funds to Finish Fire Station

The price tag of getting the city’s new fire station operational is $90,000, Mayor Drew Gilbert announced at Tuesday night’s Cordova City Council meeting.

The city has already spent $265,000 to renovate a former residence on School Street to suit the needs of Cordova Fire and Rescue. Bays were recently constructed on the site, but bay doors have not been purchased.

Completing phase one of the project will also require electrical work, purchasing heaters for temperature control in the bays, constructing a driveway from School Street to the bay apron and replacing the roof on the house.

Those five items topped the prioritized list of projects that Gilbert presented to the council.

Other items included adding a brick facade to the building, phone installation, construction of storage rooms inside the bays, purchasing equipment such as gear racks and a flammable liquid cabinet and adding a parking lot to the site.

Cost estimates for the complete list totaled $189,000.

“We are going to look at some local grant sources first. Then we’ll pursue above that if necessary,” Gilbert said.

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