A nearly $700,000 contract for architectural services for the city’s new central fire station was approved Tuesday night, but one Council member questioned the action in the belief more details should have been provided.
Councilman Terry Keenan, R-1st Ward, was the lone dissenter among City Council’s seven members, the rest of whom approved the contract with the Columbus firm of Mull & Weithman Architects Inc. on its first reading.
Keenan stressed he definitely supports the need for a new fire station but took issue with what he said was a lack of specifics when it came to how much of the contract’s $695,000 would go to engineering and architectural firms serving as consultants for specific parts of the project.
Voters approved an $8.1 million bond issue in November for the 22,600-square-foot two-story station proposed for land near Center Ridge and Jaycox roads.
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