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Statesville Council Approves Plan to Pay for New Fire Station 1

From Iredell Free News

The Statesville City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to use $5 million from the fund balance and borrow $2 million to cover a large chunk of the cost of construction of the new Fire Station 1.

Site work has begun on the 26,000-square-foot facility near the intersection of Wilson W. Lee Boulevard and Charlotte Avenue. The total cost of the project, including IT work and furnishings, is estimated at $14.8 million.

The remaining $7.8 million is being paid for with $7.1 million in ARPA funds and a previous allocation by council of about $600,000.

Prior to Monday’s vote, City Manager Ron Smith advised council that the $2 million loan for the fire station likely would be bundled with a loan for the new city garage and warehouse. City officials expect to receive bids on the garage/warehouse project in early May.

Council could also use money from the fund balance to cover some of the costs of the garage/warehouse project.