Meridian Township (MI) Fire Station to Open in January

Weather delays will push back the opening of the new Meridian Township fire station into mid-January, about a month later than originally hoped.


But there is good news: Township officials said it’s likely the final bill will come in at least $50,000 lower than predicted, which means residents will get a break on their tax bills.

The new station, near the corner of Okemos Road and Central Park Drive, will replace the former Central Fire Station at 2150 Clinton Street, which closed in February 2013 due to extensive water and mold damage.

Meridian Township manager Frank Walsh said rain in August and September is most of the cause of the delay.

A grand opening is now tentatively set for Feb. 1.

A $3.5 million dollar millage for the station was approved by 63 percent of township voters in November 2012. Walsh said it appears careful money management will mean the project will be finished at least $50,000 under budget and that the final savings will mean a reduction in the millage rate.

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