Star­land awards con­tract for new Mun­son Fire Hall

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It works well for the truck fill and it is close to the high­way if you have a ma­jor in­ci­dent. We will have a good sized yard out there for train­ing.” Steve Wannstron Fire Chief Vil­lage of Mun­son

The Mun­son Fire Depart­ment will have a new place to call home in the near fu­ture.

At Star­land County’s April 26 meet­ing, coun­cil con­di­tion­ally awarded the con­struc­tion of a new hall to Lear Con­struc­tion man­age­ment.

Mun­son Fire Chief Steve Wannstrom is ex­cited to see the project take off.

The hall will have three bays as well as a train­ing room space. The site will also have a truck water fill sta­tion.

It will also be set up as an Emer­gency Op­er­a­tions Cen­tre with backup gen­er­at­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

“Gen­er­ally we are able to have the train­ing room set up with dif­fer­ent sta­tions, so you can have po­lice or am­bu­lance set up and other de­part­ments. It will have ex­tra phone, power and com­mu­ni­ca­tions lines to have access to out­side tech­nolo­gies,” said Wannstrom.

The county ac­quired the land where the hall will be lo­cated near the vil­lage and the en­trance to High­way 9-56.

“It works well for the truck fill and it is close to the high­way if you have a ma­jor in­ci­dent,” said Wannstrom. “We will have a good sized yard out there for train­ing.” It is a county project with a price tag of about $2.5 Mil­lion.

The county has been bud­get­ing its MSI fund­ing to sup­port the project. The Mun­son Fire As­so­ci­a­tion is also rais­ing funds to add to the project, and may add a well­ness cen­tre.

The con­tract has been con­di­tion­ally awarded, as they want to con­firm the con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als will meet the new Na­tional En­ergy Code re­quire­ments.

An artist’s ren­di­tion of the new Mun­son Fire Hall. Star­land County has con­di­tion­ally awarded the con­tract for the $2.5 mil­lion project.

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