The Bowerston (OH) Volunteer Fire Department is currently working with Diversified Engineering of New Philadelphia to finish the design of a $1 million addition to its Main Street station and will then begin looking for a contractor for the work, reports timesreporter.com.
The work, which is expected to begin in the next couple of months, will double the size of the station, officials say.
The 60’-by-100’ addition will have three bays. One will be used to house the department’s new tanker truck, which is expected to arrive in August; a second will be used by Bowerston’s dive team; and the third will allow for future growth. It will also have space for two new offices, a commercial kitchen, and public restrooms.
The current building will be remodeled to include a community hall which can be used to host events, meetings, and classroom sessions, officials say. An official notes that the project will result in no new taxes.