Funding for Southeast Thurston Fire Authority Station 22 Remodel Still in The Works

  • Source: Nisqually Valley News
  • Published: 04/19/2019 01:51 AM

The Washington State Department of Commerce recently awarded Southeast Thurston Fire Authority a $244,440 grant to partially fund the recommission of Station 22, a small substation abandoned more than a decade ago near Lake Lawrence. Fire Chief Mark King said the fire authority is still looking to find other sources of grant funding to mitigate the cost of a potential bond. This grant is only a portion of funding, he said. Last year, the fire authority was granted $252,000 by the state capital budget for land preparation work on the project. “Eventually, it will have to go on a bond. But we want to keep that as small as possible,” he said. The substation, located at 17213 153rd Ave. SE, was abandoned in 2007 after a water line leak damaged the inside of the residential mobile home, which was the living quarters for a small staff that would sometimes occupy the station when needed.


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