There are more details on a proposal by Asotin County Fire District No.1 to increase property tax. The increase would go towards funding the construction of their new fire station.
The fire district purchased a building, which was previously a church, located about a half block away from the current station. With a $750,000 grant they plan to refurbish that building into their new station.
Chief Noel Hardin says the reuse of a previously owned building is saving taxpayers around three-million-dollars, compared to building a new station from the ground up.
This past week they did encounter one minor setback, the roof on their soon to be station has to be replaced because Chief Hardin says the membrane on the roof failed.