A one-month delay in opening a fire station is due to shortage of building materials and a change in management within construction company, reports The Gazette.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce stated that about 71 percent of contractors reported at least one type of material shortage at the end of 2020.
When the project is completed the fire station will be Marion’s first since 1991, when the city’s population was around half what it is today.
The city still is looking for land for a fourth station, which the City Council approved for $1.1 million. The city budgeted $400,000 for the project while the Marion Firefighters Association would cover the other $695,000, largely through a trust.