Mayor Roxann Wedegartner and Fire Chief Robert Strahan are pleased to announce that the City has been awarded a grant totaling $987,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help construct its new fire station. The funding from the USDA’s Rural Development Community Facility Grant program will be used for emergency medical services response and healthcare-related audio/visual equipment and a generator.
“With the latest cost estimates and contractor bids coming in significantly higher than originally expected, we are thankful to have this grant to help meet part of the increased costs. It will help ensure that Greenfield firefighters and the community get the fire station they deserve,” said Mayor Wedegartner. “I want to thank everyone in the city who helped get this grant together, the USDA and our congressional delegation for their advocacy on behalf of the City."
Due to supply chain issues and other factors, the overall budget for the project has increased to approximately $21.7 million. With design and procurement work well underway, the City expects to break ground on the new station, on Main Street near Coombs Avenue, sometime this fall. If all goes as planned, the Greenfield Fire Department will occupy its new headquarters in late 2023.