Originally published by Marysville Journal-Tribune
Jerome Township is making progress toward its second fire station.
The board recently voted 2-0 to move forward with advertising bids for the construction of Station 211. Trustee Joe Craft was absent.
Jerome Township Division of Fire Chief and Director of Departments Douglas Stewart said he believes the project will go to bid in a matter of weeks.
“This is going to be a functional, safe fire department that’s not going to last 20 years but 50, 60 years into the future,” he said.
The new fire station is being funded by Nationwide Realty, through an agreement made during the development of Jerome Village. Levy dollars are not being used for the construction of the building. Stewart explained that township officials have worked with the project architect to complete “basic elevations” of the fire station.