Hamlet and Davis Township officials will open bids on Monday, Sept. 15 for the new fire station they plan to build next to the Starke County Fairgrounds. Bids are due by 2 p.m. CDT to the clerk-treasurer’s office and will be opened and read. The Davis Township Building Corporation will take them under advisement. The 9,300 square foot structure will include four drive-through bays for fire trucks, office space for the Davis Township Trustee and Hamlet Fire Chief, restrooms, a kitchen and a community room that’s between 1,700 and 1,800 square feet. Plans call for a metal roof and siding with an option for a partial brick exterior. Part of the parking lot will be asphalt with some gravel surface.
The project has been broken up to allow local contractors to bid on things like the electrical work, HVAC, plumbing and concrete.