WARSAW — Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory Chief Mike Wilson informed the board that construction on station 3 is on schedule despite the cold and snowy weather during the board meeting held yesterday, Jan. 9. The station sits on the south side of Warsaw and is estimated to be complete in July.
Concrete has been laid and a portion of the west wall has been put in place. According to Wilson, the electric has already been set and NIPSCO should be on scene in the next few weeks. Construction meetings are still occurring biweekly for construction updates and design decisions, such as the roof color.
Wilson did mention that there was a little bit of concern regarding the west wall being put in place and strong winds in the forecast. He noted that this concern would be brought up with the construction team to ensure the wall remains in place.
“We want it done right and safe,” said Wilson. “But even with this delay in the weather, they’re still feeling they’ll hit the July date.”
As it was the first meeting of 2018, some annual housekeeping needed to take place. Mayor Joseph Thallemer was present to swear in all board members with their oaths of office. Shirley Fetrow was approved to remain secretary and Andrew Grossnickle was approved to remain attorney for the board.
In other news:
- Various pay applications were approved regarding the construction of station 3.
- The board approved Wilson to judge the fire education project for the Kosciusko County 4-H council. The board also approved Wilson waiving the usual pay he would be given for judging and letting the money stay with the local 4-H.