Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Clay prepares for new Fire Department

J-E News Editor
While Clay officials planned on being in their new fire station almost two months ago, they continue to wait for the building contractor to hand them the keys. 

“I was telling people that we’d be in the building ‘next week’,” Fire Chief Jeremy Moore said. “After a month I had to stop saying that, but hopefully we will be in there soon.”
According to Moore, the problem that has held them up is as simple as flooring. He told The J-E that the finish work crews put down on the floor of the garage area was not the finish that was in the contract. The process of removing the old finish and repainting the floor is a lengthy one.
“They say the correct stain has been ordered and should be here on Friday,” Moore said. “Once it’s here they will start putting it down.”
In January the city of Clay awarded Kentucky Contracting LLC of Dixon a bid in the amount of $249,000 for construction of the new fire station.
At the city’s most recent council meeting, Moore was granted a request to use money raised during a recent surplus auction ($1,401) and money paid by CSX ($675) in relation to fires along their railroad bed last fall to purchase new appliances for the fire department’s kitchen. That money was already budgeted to the fire department, the council only had to agree to requested purchases.

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