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  • Writer's pictureRoger Sims, Journal Staff

La Cygne fire station ribbon-cutting set for Saturday

Updated: May 8

Although the La Cygne Fire Department moved into its new station several weeks ago, the public will be able to tour the building this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


LA CYGNE – The public will get a chance to tour the recently completed station for the La Cygne Fire Department on Saturday, May 4, during an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 219 S. Fourth St.


In addition to touring the new facility, food will be served, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by the La Cygne Chamber of Commerce will take place at noon.


The La Cygne City Council approved a contract Humboldt-based Hofer & Hofer & Associates to build the fire station for nearly $912,000 on May 3, 2024. The structure includes the 4,250-square-foot main building and a 1,500-square-foot shell for storage.


Mayor Debra Wilson said at the time of council approval that the project had been 30 years in the making, and she said she expected the project to not add to taxes.


She also cited the importance of having a fire station in the city, and how it helps keep ISO fire protection ratings low, which in turn saves residents on insurance costs.


Funding for the project included:

  • American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, nearly $170,800;

  • First Option Bank Trust Fund grant award, $100,000;

  • Capital Improvement Reserve fund, $480,200;

  • Public Building Commission revenue bond, $210,000.


The council also voted to make the bond through the Public Building Commission a seven-year loan rather than a 10-year to pay off the debt faster.

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