STANFORD - Lincoln County Fiscal Court is moving forward with plans for a new county fire station near Crab Orchard.
On Tuesday, magistrates approved the pay schedule for the building, and materials are set to arrive in about two weeks. The price is estimated at slightly less than $190,000.
Currently, the department is sharing a home with Crab Orchard City Fire Department. The new metal structure, to be located off U.S. 150 on Sportsman's Lane, will house several fire department vehicles that have previously been stored outside due to lack of space.
"We've needed a Lincoln County fire station for many years. They've been in the city fire department building for many years and just outgrew it," Judge-Executive Buckwheat Gilbert said.