BOARDMAN TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – The Boardman Township Board of Trustees met Friday to discuss proposals for the design of the township’s new fire station.
Three proposals have been submitted, and the trustees are reviewing them.
Boardman Township Fire Chief Mark Pitzer said the department is looking for a larger building.
“One of the components that we need is room,” he said. “Our current fire station was built in 1923. It’s almost 100 years old, and we’ve run out of room — apparatus bay, living quarters.”
In addition, Pitzer said $130,000 has been spent on the current fire station in the last five years due to issues with the foundation and sewage backup.
“The condition of the main fire station now is kind of deplorable, so we’re hoping we can move forward to replace the station,” he said.
The fire department is trying to acquire some property in the area around U.S. 224 and Market Street. The current property of the main station — at U.S. 224 and Southern Boulevard — is up for sale.
The Township Trustees plan to reconvene next Friday to select an architect.
The plan is to get firefighters moved into the new station in approximately two years.
Current stations at Shields Road and at South Avenue are not being replaced at this time.