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Building Progress Report

This winter will be remembered for many years to come as the winter that wouldn’t quit. Never-ending snowstorms, a blizzard, ice everywhere, record cold temperatures, and snow on March 31st. Despite a brief concession to Mother Nature’s wrath, the construction at Leverich Place is back on schedule. In fact, the exterior should be completed by late spring.

Main Building:
Although changes to it are not as noticeable from outside appearances, the main building is progressing on schedule. Inside, the second floor bathrooms have been gutted, reconfigured, and are back in service. Upgrades to the electrical service and security system are nearing completion. All the drainage around the building has been installed, and the exterior is being transformed with the addition of the stone façade and mansard roofs.

The Dispatcher’s first floor office is now dramatically larger. The roof is slated to be installed soon, which will close in the front of the building.

So progress is being made despite some weather-related problems. We are on schedule, and we will keep it moving along until completion. Thanks once again to the Huntington community for bond issue approval and for all your ensuing support and good wishes. Our new firehouse will enable us to serve the entire community better than ever.

The Annex:
Significant progress has been made on the annex, which provides a dedicated area for training as well as much needed storage space. The masonry walls are virtually complete, the roofs are on, and the large windows are in place. In addition, the new fire hydrant has been installed, and all the drainage and the sewer lines have been hooked up. The concrete floors are ready to be poured which will enable the construction of the interior walls.