The plans for the new Hamlet-Davis Township Fire Department building moved forward last night at a joint meeting of the Davis Township Advisory Board and the Davis Township Building Corporation. Construction bids totaling $665,681.00 from seven contractors for the $870,000 project were accepted. There is no re-bidding required.
The Building Corporation approved the sale of bonds through Hillard Lyons to finance the project. Closing is expected the third week of November. The building, located just east of the Starke County 4-H Fairgrounds on County Road 500-North, is expected to be completed by July 15, 2015.
A date for the groundbreaking was discussed, but not determined. The Davis Township Advisory Board will be accepting donations for dedication of various portions of the building in $500 units.