More than six years after being shut down, Fire Station 3 is getting closer to a comeback as more work has transpired for the building’s upgrade and expansion.
Roseman Building Systems, of Massillon, is general contractor for the approximately $750,000 project and has spearheaded a demolition of the structure’s interior. Work began Aug. 28 with the stripping of old electrical wires and plumbing pipes, which concluded earlier this week.
A fully completed, revamped station should be ready by March, according to Fire Chief Tom Burgasser, who said concrete footers for the extension of the station is likely to begin within the next three weeks.
“It’s still early in the demo-to-construction phase, so I don’t want to sound too overconfident (about our progress),” Burgasser said Wednesday. “But so far, so good.”
Meetings with city leaders and Roseman officials have been taking place about every two weeks to discuss the status of the station, the chief said.
Councilman Milan Chovan Jr., R-at large, called the progress at the fire station a plus for the region.