The Okanogan County (WA) Fire District 6 has awarded Blew’s Construction Inc. of Spokane Valley a $5 million contract for construction of a new fire hall in Winthrop—with the stipulation that the facility will be completed in about a year, reports methowvalleynews.com.
The district plans to build an 11,954-square-foot station on a 5-acre parcel in the Horizon Flats neighborhood. The new digs will include six vehicle bays, a meeting room, a multipurpose room, a dormitory, a dining room, a kitchen, offices, and space for firefighter training.
The contract is for a total of $5,043,000, which includes an alternate option to add another vehicle bay, officials say. They add that the building’s cost will be covered by funds the district has on hand, a portion from a grant by the Betti Foundation, and anticipated proceeds from a 20-year bond made possible when district voters approved a levy lid lift in 2020 to help pay for the station.
The bid specifies that the new fire hall must be substantially completed 11 months after construction begins, and officials say site work will start soon and construction could begin in June.