Crews knocked down the last of Fire Station 4 on Ustick in Boise Monday morning. Construction will begin on a new, expanded station on the site. Voters approved a $17 million bond in June of 2014 with a 78 percent majority. The bond will pay to remodel for stations and build a training facility for fire fighters.
Fire Chief Dennis Doan said it will take about a year to rebuild Fire Station 4. It will be home to an engine, a truck and a battalion chief when it’s complete.
The bond that passed is a “no cost bond” for taxpayers, Doan said. The city will make bond payments through its general fund.
“Taxpayers will not see an increase in their tax bills,” said Doan.
Read more about the fire projects at IdahoStatesman.com.