Goodman Seeks Answers For Fire Station
Goodman Area Fire Protection District officials hope to put together some answers after the deadline closes for bids on construction of a new fire station and demolition of the property.
Officials have said they are searching for the best possible location for a new fire station after the Main Street location was severely damaged in the April 4 tornado that ripped through town.
Those interested in submitting a bid were asked to spec out how much it would cost to demolish the Goodman State Bank building at 127 E. Main St., the Goodman Family Clinic building at 125 E. Main St., and the building at 115 E. Main St.
Officials also put out to bid plans for rebuilding the Main Street Fire Station at its original site.
Bids closed at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17.
Board members are wanting to utilize a $214,000 insurance check to rebuild the fire station after the EF-2 tornado destroyed it.
Board members are considering two main options, which include rebuilding the fire station at its former location or building a new fire station on land across from Goodman State Bank.
Goodman Area Fire Protection District Board member Jimmie Morgan said board members hope to get some answers but may have to dig a little deeper. The bids initially didn’t garner much interest.
Morgan said the process may have to be rebid.
The board is also asking its certified public accountant to put together some figures and some financial projections.
“We’re trying to build a fire station but we’re trying to do it right,” Morgan said.