Conrad council opts to retain old fire station property

A photo of the old fire station in Conrad, located on East Grundy Avenue. The city council recently voted to keep the building after construction was completed on a brand new million dollar facility on the east edge of town, but how the city will use the old space remains undetermined. (Rob Maharry/The Grundy Register photo)

The city of Conrad will retain the old fire station property on Grundy Avenue once it moves into its new facility after the council made the decision at last Thursday night’s regular meeting.


What the building will be used for was not specified during the meeting, and the council also voted to transfer $44,000 for phase one of furnishing the new station at the Smith Development.


The council discussed a storm sewer project in front of Ritchie Industries with city engineer Lee Gallentine, who estimated it would cost around $87,000 to repair. Conrad currently has about $94,000 in its storm sewer fund, and city clerk and administrator Lori Stansberry suggested using $79,000 of that money coupled with $15,000 in Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) funds to finance the project.


Council members expressed concerns about being able to get the project done in a timely manner, but Gallentine was optimistic that it could be completed this year. 


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