The city of Daphne is moving forward with plans to build a fifth fire station to serve the southeast area of the municipality.
The Daphne City Council voted Jan. 6 to approve $856,500 to pay the remaining cost of the station, which will be located on Milton Jones Road west of Alabama 181.
The council voted in December to accept the bid of Termac Construction to build the new station. Termac’s bid was about $1.6 million. All submissions were much more than the amount budgeted for the project, Councilman Ron Scott said.
The $900,000 was from money saved by refinancing city bonds at a lower interest rate, according to reports.
In an earlier statement, Councilman Doug Goodlin, whose district includes the area where the new station will be built, also said the facility is needed, even though the cost was more than expected.