Fire Station Design and Repairs Getting Underway: $90k to Be Spent on Design Work; $160k to Go to Smaller Repairs

March 6, 2013
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Mayoral Chief of Staff Melissa Murphy said this week that the city of Everett has signed a contract with CBI engineering to complete design work for renovations to the Central Fire Station on Broadway and the Hancock Station on Hancock Street.

According to Murphy, the contract is for $90,000 and will be paid out of the $250,000 bond that was authorized by the city last year.

“The remainder of the bond – approximately $160,000 – will be used to make short-term renovations such as painting and electrical work,” Murphy explained to the Common Council on Monday night.

Following the meeting, Murphy said that a timeline for the project will likely be set later this week when the engineers, CBI, meet with the city to go over the scope of the project and begin design work.

The two firehouses are considered to be in need of immediate repairs both to make them more habitable for the firemen who work in them and to improve the way the buildings work.

Murphy also told the Council that it is possible that several of the smaller repairs that are needed in the buildings can and will actually be carried out by city employees working in the city services departments.

“But the buildings are also in need of a total (overhaul) and that’s what the design work will focus on,” Murphy told the Council.