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St. Paul Fire Station
St. Paul receives KAN STEP award for fire station addition
The City of St. Paul has been awarded a $179,891 KAN STEP
grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce to construct a 2,750 sq. foot
addition to their existing fire station. St. Paul is located in Neosho County in
The project has an estimated retail cost of $301,206. This includes volunteer
labor valued at $121,315 and the KAN STEP grant of $179,891.
The dimensions of the St. Paul Fire Station addition are 50 feet x 55 feet. The
Fire Station addition includes four bay doors. One will be a pull-through bay.
The truck bay area will have a trough drain and room for lockers.
The artchitect is Dan Hall with BG Consultants, Manhattan. Grant administration
will be provided by Becky Voorhies Southeast Kansas Regional Planning
Commission. The volunteer "sparkplug" for the project is Roy Paisley. The Kansas
Rural Water Association will provide inspection services and technical
assistance to the volunteers.
KAN STEP is a self-help program that enables small communities to make major
infrastructure improvements. Local people volunteer labor and services or "sweat
equity," while the Kansas Department of Commerce provides funding for materials
and technical services. An acronym for Kansas Small Towns Environment Program,
KAN STEP gives small Kansas communities an opportunity to do projects they
couldn't otherwise afford. The funding is provided through the federal Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.