UXBRIDGE: The building is still more than a year away from being completed, but the new Uxbridge fire hall took another step forward this week.
At their meeting on the morning of Monday, Jan. 19, councillors approved a recommendation from Public Works Director Ben Kester, and awarded a contract worth $352,560 to Capital Contracting for a pre-fabricated steel building for the new fire hall. Capital Contracting also supplied the building for the new fire hall in Listowel, which was toured by local councillors in 2011, when they began the process of replacing the current Bascom St. fire hall.
Mr. Kester added that the current contract is for the supplying of the building only, and a future contract will be awarded for construction.
Ward 3 Councillor Pat Mikuse questioned when the project is expected to be completed.
“Hopefully, the building will be closed in by next winter and we’ll be finishing up the interior,” replied Mr. Kester. “If all things go according to plan, hopefully we’ll have it open by spring 2016.”
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