Boardman Fire District Seeks $14 Million Station

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Voters within the Boardman Rural Fire Protection District will vote on a nearly $14 million bond measure in November to fund a new emergency services station.

If passed by voters, the $13.715 million measure will allow the district to purchase land on N.E. Olsen and N.E. Columbia to construct a 38,668-square-foot station to house administrative offices, living quarters for firefighters, classrooms, indoor and outdoor training areas, apparatus bays, and a substation for the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office.

The current fire station on S.W. Wilson Lane was designed to serve a community of 1,500 in the 1970s.

The Boardman Rural Fire Protection District invites the public to Community Night Out, Thursday, August 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Boardman City Park located behind the post office on Boardman Avenue and Park Street. The event is co-hosted with Boardman Police Department and Morrow County Health Services. Free hamburgers, ice-cream and bottled water will be served. Information about the fire station will be available.

The Boardman Rural Fire Protection District, formed in the early 1970s, operates on a current levy of $0.74 per $1,000 assessed value. The district covers 330 square miles.