Fire Chief Mickey Scott and township attorney Andrew Grossnickle explained additions and modifications to the list of renovations for the fire territory’s two fire stations at the Monday evening, March 13, meeting of the township advisory board.
The fire department’s building committee issued a list of additional concerns supplementing the items in the original quote for Station 1.
The committee decided to put the Station 2 renovations “on hold until the actual needs of Station 2 can be determined. This way numerous renovations are not being done and taxpayers’ money is not being wasted,” according to its report.
Modifications to the Station 1 quote include:
• Updating exterior light fixtures with “cost-saving LED lights.”
• Replacing the concrete aprons around the building to eliminate trip hazards from the current cracked and shifting concrete.
• Installing motion sensing mechanisms in the light fixtures.
• Installing a “station alerting system that integrates several separate functions of the station into one fully functioning system. Examples are notification of emergency calls, door bells, intercom system, lighting and other numerous features.”
• Replacing the south main door.
• Placing insulation in the ceiling of the building’s north bay.
• Adding a mop basin with floor drain and faucet on the second floor. “We are currently using the personnel showers to fill and drain our dirty mop water into,” said the report.
• Completing construction of the fire pole.
• Installing speakers in the showers, stairwells, outside rear area and computer room so department personnel can hear radio calls.
• Installing an intercom system throughout the building.
In other business, Township Trustee Barb Griffith gave her year-to-date financial report.
February disbursements included $900 from the rainy day fund for tree remediation and poor relief in the following amounts: $1,515 for rent, $1,772.41 for utilities and $224.89 for food.
Other expenses included payments $260.70 to Brightnet of Indiana and $510.20 to Century Link for communications services.
Fire Chief Mickey Scott said he met with a Syracuse resident who was interested in serving as the fifth member of the fire board.
He indicated he will follow up on that conversation and report back to the board.
The board will next meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Syracuse Town Hall.