Youngstown to consider building new fire station

Youngstown to consider building new fire station

YOUNGSTOWN — City council will consider legislation Wednesday to spend up to $780,000 for a new fire station in Ipes Field on the South Side.

City officials have discussed replacing Fire Station No. 9 for seven years. The 90-year-old station on the corner of Midlothian Boulevard and Sheridan Road has structural problems as well as rats, mold and water leaks, said Fire Chief John J. O’Neill Jr.

Council’s ordinance, if approved Wednesday, would permit the board of control to enter into a contract with a company submitting the best and lowest proposal for the construction of a new fire station in Ipes Field, near the intersection of Midlothian Boulevard and Lemoyne Avenue.

The ordinance states the estimated construction cost to be $780,000.

If all goes according to schedule, O’Neill said construction on the new station would start in June and be done in September. The new station would be on an unused gravel area of the city park.

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