HYRUM – The Hyrum City Fire Department is getting a new building, but its location will remain the same.
At 40 N. 100 West, the city’s fire station is currently located less than a block from City Square. Mayor Stephanie Miller said the city council voted to put the new building in the same spot.
“There’s a piece of property right next to it that we are going to use,” she said. “We are looking at possibly tearing down the old station and making the new station just a little bit bigger.”
It isn’t just the size of the current building that is the problem. Its age and structural integrity is also a concern.
“If there was an earthquake I don’t think it would stand,” Miller said. “It’s just time we knock that one down and put up a new one.”
Miller said the city has been putting aside money for years to fund the new building. The city originally bought property in a different location, but it didn’t work out.
“It was a location on Main Street and it just didn’t end up being a big enough piece of property,” Miller said. “We ended up subdividing it, selling it and taking the money from that to go toward the fire station also.”
According to Miller, the goal is to have the new building completed by December, but she said there are still decisions to be made. The building plans for the new station are expected to be selected at the next city council meeting on Feb. 15. Miller said the hope is keep costs between $800,000 and $900,000.