Columbus Grove Explores Levy For New Fire Station

6/19/18 – 5:20 A.M.

Columbus Grove residents could see a levy on the ballot in November. The Putnam County Sentinel reports village council recently talked about putting a levy in front of voters to pay for the construction of a new $1.6 million fire station. The village says building a new station would allow them to bring the fire department to code.

As it stands now, things are so tight the firefighters can’t put on their gear in the station. Instead, they put it on while on their way to a call. The newspaper reports parking all the department’s trucks in the current facility only leaves inches to spare.

Council voted 5-1 in favor of moving forward. The Pleasant Township trustees also have to agree to put the measure on the ballot.

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