Marshfield Fire Station Not in the Budget

The Marshfield Fire Department will have to wait another year before asking the Common Council to build a second firehouse.

The funding for a second station is not included in the $32 million Capitol Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP is the list of Marshfield's major building projects for the next five years.

A second station would cost $2.6 million, and the Mayor wants another committee to study the proposal before the project is approved.

At issue is the location and size of a second firehouse.

Mayor Mike Meyers says they can re-evaluate response times after the reconstruction of Veteran's Parkway. That would affect whether the new station should be placed on the north side of town.

There is also debate over how big the new station should be.

Chief Gregg Cleveland says need should determine the size of the new station, not cost.

The Fire Department can ask to amend the Capitol Improvement List next year.

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