A proposed 8,850-square-foot addition to the Alton Fire Station would include a new entrance, large meeting room, and space for larger fire trucks, reports nwestiowa.com.
A bond referendum vote is scheduled for this week, which would pay for the fire station upgrades. If the bond is approved, construction will begin in the fall and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2022.
The fire station was built in 1976. The current apparatus bay does not provide much room for training, meetings or fire equipment storage.
The bond would pay for the purchase of new equipment to clean and store gear. Alton relies on the Orange City Fire Department for use of its commercial washer to clean firefighters’ equipment.
Planning an addition to the fire station has been in the works for 15 years.