May 17, 2012
Fire station project advances
Construction on new station should start in July.
By Ken de la Bastide
Tribune enterprise editor
Construction of a new fire station on Dixon Road
is being placed on a fast track by Kokomo officials, hoping to have
it operating by the end of the year.
The Kokomo Board of Public Works & Safety on
Wednesday set June 20 to accept bids on the construction of the
station, which will provide fire protection to the southwest annexed
City controller Jim Brannon said construction will
start in July and the plan is to have the station completed by Jan.
Brannon said the estimated cost of the station to be located at 3506
Dixon Road is $1 million. He said the city has budgeted some funds
for the station and has earmarked where the remaining funds will be
The city plans are for the closing of Station 4 at
Webster Street and Lincoln Road.
Brannon said the new station will house one truck
and will be smaller than the station opened on Center Road in 2011.
He said there wouldn’t be a police presence at the Dixon Road
Last year, the city opened the new $2.1 million
Station 2 on Center Road to provide fire protection to the southeast