After years of trying, the Clinton Fire Department finally has funding to upgrade Fire Station No. 3 in Lyons, reports Clinton Herald.
The Clinton City Council accepted a base bid of $573,500 from Precision Builders of LeClaire for the Lyons Fire Station Addition Project last week. Clinton Engineering Co. submitted a base bid of $623,000, and Swanson Construction of Bettendorf bid $695,000.
In 2009, voters rejected a bond issue of $1.1 million to expand Chancy Fire Station and $1.9 million to build a new Lyons Fire Station on Mill Creek Parkway.
Built in 1914, the Lyons station was made for horses and wagons. As technology changed, trucks came into use and became bigger and heavier – too heavy for the current foundation.