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Jefferson City Fire Station 2 project under estimated budget

Jefferson City Fire Station 2 project under estimated budget

May 22nd, 2018 by Nicole Roberts in Local News

Fire Station No. 2 on East McCarty Street was opened in the 1970s.

Photo by Julie Smith /News Tribune.

The Jefferson City Council on Monday heard a $2.9 million contract for the construction of Fire Station No. 2.

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City staff presented a contract for $2,972,274 with Curtis-Manes-Schulte Inc. to construct the new Fire Station No. 2 at 3025 Robinson Road. The cost of construction would be more than $2.7 million with additional amenities costing $257,798.

The additional amenities include a police substation addition, training mezzanine, video surveillance and access control, dual-fuel generator and tank.

Not included in the contract are furniture fixtures and equipment, breathing air compressor and bottle fill system and the remaining professional services under contract — a total of $216,450 — bringing the total cost of the project to $3,188,724.

The total project was originally estimated at $3.66 million. Jefferson City Fire Department Chief Matt Schofield said while they are still early in the construction process, he is "cautiously optimistic" they will remain under budget.

He added he hopes to break ground in late summer.

"It's good to see it get some traction, and we're looking forward to it taking shape," Schofield said.

Last year, the City Council approved a $1.2 million supplemental appropriation from the general fund and $800,000 from the Sales Tax F fund, along with $106,785 from the fire department's building and grounds fund, to be reappropriated to the 2018 fiscal year. A little more than $1.6 million from the Sales Tax G fund was also set aside for the new station.

The new 10,500-square-foot fire station will include 2.5 apparatus bays, a training room, mezzanine, bunk rooms and gear storage room.

The current Fire Station No. 2 is located at 2400 E. McCarty St.

In other business Monday, city staff presented an ordinance to eliminate on-street parking along Creek Trail Drive to add a two-way left-turn lane between West Edgewood and Portabello Place drives. This would allow vehicles turning left into commercial driveways along Creek Trail Drive or onto West Edgewood Drive from Creek Trail Drive to not prevent drivers wanting to continue on or make right turns.

The council approved a $285,521 contract with Bartlett and West on Monday to design a new Dunklin Street bridge over Wears Creek, along with other street improvements between Missouri Boulevard and Broadway Street. Cole County plans to partner on the project. The replacement bridge is listed as a Sales Tax G project.