The Kodiak Island Borough is
currently accepting bids for the Bayside Fire Station addition, which will
allow the station to house vehicles and equipment that are currently being
KMXT's Erik Wander has more.
Borough Manager Rick Gifford said the Bayside Fire Station
addition has been a long time in the making. He said the need for the addition
is based largely on the need to house two relatively new fire trucks.
-- (Gifford 1 28
sec. "Fire service protection
area ... house those new trucks.")
Bayside Fire Chief
Bob Himes described the addition as an 80-by-100 foot, five-bay structure that
would be used to store vehicles that are currently being stored outside or
off-site. He said storing the equipment inside will go a long way toward
preserving its usefulness and saving the station money in the long run.
-- (Himes 1 24 sec. "We have our new squad ... apiece
Himes said the
addition will also allow Bayside to help store some equipment for the city fire
department as well as the Women's Bay station in addition to its own storage
-- (Himes 2 24 sec. "It's have space for all that stuff
... space for everything.")
The request for
proposals is available on the borough's web site. The borough will receive
sealed bids until 3 p.m. tommorrow. Under the guidelines of the RFP, work
must be substantially completed no later than October 1st and completed no
later than November 1st.
I'm Erik Wander.