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FFPD awards contract for new station

Editorís note: Because of the coronavirus, the FFPD monthly meeting was held via Zoom, and parts of the meeting were not clear, so the focus of this writeup is on the new station.At the April 15 meeting of the Falcon Fire Protection District Board of Directors, the board awarded the project for the Station No. 3 to Hammers Construction Inc.Bids were accepted through April 10, and a special committee, which included Tom Kerby, Joan Hatchcock and Chief Trent Harwig, reviewed the applications and made recommendations to the board. The board chose Hammers Construction bid, which was $2,200,000Three builders submitted bids for a total price tag that ranged from $2 million to $2.7 million. The new building will be financed through a lease-purchase agreement with the bank. Future plans call for the current Station 3 to be converted into an administration building.The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department must approve the plans before construction can begin. However, the board expressed that if construction could start by June, it would allow the outside work to be completed before winter.According to the FFPD website, 2020 calls through March 31 came in at 682.The next board meeting is May 20 at 4 p.m. at Station 3. If the Colorado COVID-19 regulations are still in place, you can join the meeting at HTTPS://ZOOM.US/J/731479999.

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