The new fire hall in Sexsmith is taking shape and is almost ready for the department to move in.
An ask for another $40,000 was made to County Council Monday, which they approved.
Councillor Corey Beck thinks organizers of the $1.3 million project have done a good job.
“They just had a few things they had to clean-up that went slightly over budget. I think they had a fairly conservative budget to start with, and they did a really good job of staying on that mark. I think value-for-dollar, we’re getting a phenomenal building that will service their residents, and our residents as well,” Beck explained.
“Because of the rain last fall and the wet spring again this year, they’re trying to get some yard work done. The apron is built but they needed to re-pack the yard, and get their paving done. So, they’re kind of waiting on that, and then we’ll be rolling forward.”
The County has now contributed $540,000 of the total cost, with the Town of Sexsmith and an Alberta Community Partnership grant covering the remainder.
Construction started on the new fire hall mid-summer 2016.