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Formoso Fire Station

Thursday, April 25, 2002 -- Work Underway on New Fire Station

The city of Formoso (Jewell County) was awarded its second KAN-STEP grant by the Kansas Department of Commerce & Housing in July 2001 and work is now underway on the project.   That's not to saw the local residents have been sitting on their hands for the past several months, for quite the opposite is true.  A great deal of preparatory planning has taken place getting ready for this spring and summer.   First off, DMA Architects out of Salina developed the plans under the supervision of local volunteer firefighters.  Then, that same group of guys, let out bids for the building shell, foundation and floor plus sought out quotes on plumbing, electrical, heating, wood, etc. supplies.   While loose ends are being tied up on the latter items, the main contract has been awarded so work could begin.

Treb Construction, Inc. of Tipton, KS won the bid for building, foundation and floor construction with Wrench Construction of Beloit the subcontract on all concrete work.   

You might notice a cluster of guys in the top left-hand corner of the picture at right.  These are some of the same people who installed the water system two years ago.  

At right is the group referenced above.  Standing, from left to right are Bob Elwell, Steve Duryea, Steve Spiegel and Howard FieldMark Fleming (gray cap) and Gary Colson (yellow cap) are on the ground.  The task at hand is hand digging trenches to lay in sewer and drain lines from the bathroom and clean out pits.


Steve Duryea, employed by the Kansas Rural Water Association, is acting as "Project Inspector" while Gary Colson, Ionia, is a plumber who volunteered his time today to assist in laying the main line through the foundation.  

Howard Field, standing, oversees the efforts of Gail and Mark to place the line properly in the trench and through the foundation.

Bob Roush, not pictured, was also present today, leaving to go get a front-end loader to assist in moving some dirt.

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