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Normal Could See Three New Firestations

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:32:25 CDT
By: Willis Kern

The town of Normal is unveiling a plan to replace three existing fire stations over a decade at a cost of about $12 million. Under the plan, the town would borrow money to first replace station 2, now located at Adelaide and Gregory streets, and move it to the south and east with a $4.5 million pricetag. Next, the headquarters station on East College would be moved to the east and then station 3 would be moved from East Raab, shifting to the west. Both of those replacements would cost around $3.5 million each. Town officials say relocating the stations would improve response time. Another option would be to build a fourth station, possibly as a joint venture with Bloomington. But that suggestion is receiving little support among town of Normal officials.

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