Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg
City officials and local volunteers in Petersburg broke ground last week on a new 18,000 square-foot fire hall and emergency services building on Haugen Drive. Petersburg Mayor Al Dwyer noted the fire hall has been in the planning stages for decades.
Dwyer thanked the governor and Petersburg’s legislators for the $8 million in grants the city has received from the state, which looks like more than enough to finish the project. Overall the building could cost around $6.5 million including the site preparation, design work, construction and furnishings.
The new building will move the department’s trucks and ambulances out of their current cramped quarters in the municipal building on Main street.
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