Corinth board gives go-ahead for new fire station

CORINTH – Construction is set to begin on a new Fire Station No. 2 after the city board accepted the low bid from Southland Construction of Tupelo for the project.
Southland was one of 11 construction companies that submitted bids for the contract, said Community Planning and Development Director Dave Huwe.
Southland’s base bid of $563,674 was accepted, along with an additional bid of $40,080 for a station door enhancement, for a total contract of $604,154.
The new Fire Station No. 2 on Shiloh Road will be moved to the new location near the intersection of Highway 2 and Shiloh Road, across from the Afton housing development.
Fire Chief Rob Price previously said the move was recommended by the fire insurance rating bureau to provide better coverage to the north and northwest side of the city, which will enable the department to maintain its Class 5 rating.
When the project was proposed in late 2007, the two-bay station was estimated to cost about $650,000. It will be constructed on part of a 5-acre city-owned property.
Financing of the construction will include up to $200,000 in grants from the USDA Rural Development Administration, combined with a Capital Improvements Revolving Loan from the Mississippi Development Authority.
Contact Lena Mitchell at (662) 287-9822 or lena.mitchell@djournal.com.

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