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Tescott Fire Station

The City of Tescott, located in Ottawa County in central Kansas, is constructing a new fire station. The fire station has an estimated market value of $209,112 and will be subsidized through a $131,308 KAN STEP grant and volunteer participation. KAN STEP is an acronym for Kansas Small Town Environment Program that is funded through the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing. KAN STEP has successfully used "sweat equity" to help communities reduce costs of water system improvements and now, fire stations and community centers.

The existing fire station in Tescott was built around 1900 and has been the home for many different businesses. It has been used as a restaurant, insurance office, a DMV License office, and its current use as the fire station in 1960.

The Project Representative at Tescott is Hal Berkely; the Grant Administrator is John Cyr of the North Central Kansas Planning Commission; the Architect is Donnie Marrs of DMA Architects. The Kansas Rural Water Association provides Inspection Services and Assistance, Steve Duryea is the Technical Assistant responsible. The new fire station will have five truck bays, a shop area, a meeting room, and a bathroom. The concrete work and assembly of the all-steel structure has been contracted to Darvin Dent with Ry-Co. Inc. of Brookville.