VIDEO: The Boone County Fire Protection District started their campaign for a no tax increase bond issue in April's municipal election. It's hoping voters will approve an $8 million dollar bond.
If passed, Boone County Fire District would purchase new equipment and build a new fire station. This fire station would replace the 40-year-old station currently on Route K.
"It's outlived its usefulness," Assistant Fire Chief Gale Blomenkamp said. "We have volunteer firefighters that live in our fire stations for free. When you have eight people living in a fire station, they've got to have room and space. We want to give them areas where they can study, private spaces, kitchen spaces and better restrooms."
Boone County Fire Protection District developed the bond issue two years ago while figuring out a 10-year-long rolling capital improvement project.