Officials unanimously voted to accept a total of $69,000 in donations that will increase the fire station budget, reports YourObserver.com.
Siesta Key Fire Rescue Advisory Council is donating $16,000 for gym equipment. The Gulf & Bay Condominium Association is donating $53,000. The two donations increased the project’s overall not-to-exceed limit from $5,923,707 to $5,992,707.
The $53,000 donation will be used to construct the wall while the county will pay for redesign and permitting from its existing contingency. The wall is mandated by county regulations.
Construction of the wall will be rolled in with construction of the 10,500-square-foot facility, which is expected to be complete this summer.