The city of Collins has begun construction on its new fire station. Collins city councilman Greg Schlueter said the city had been negotiating with Heartland Cooperative, which owned the land, for a sale price for five years until it donated the land to the city two years ago. Now the city is planning to sell the old fire station, which was built in 1978, instead of demolishing it, and is building a new, larger fire station to replace it. Mayor Brett Comegys said the new station will be about twice the size of the old station.
Schlueter said construction crews began pouring the building’s foundation last week. Once completed, the new station will have separate doors for five fire engines and in-house offices for commanders.