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Uniontown Fire Station

Uniontown receives KAN STEP Grant for fire station

The City of Uniontown, located in Bourbon County in southeastern Kansas, has been awarded a KAN STEP grant through the Kansas Department of Commerce to construct a new fire station.

Uniontown's project has an estimated retail value of $653,219. The city will receive a KAN STEP grant not to exceed $384,719. Local volunteers will contribute a total of $268,500 in labor services.

Project representatives at Uniontown are Merle Rose and Linda Gier. Grant administration will be provided by Sandy Erbe of Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission. Dan Hall of B G Consultants, Inc. Manhattan, KS is the architect for the project. Kansas Rural Water Association will provide inspection services and technical assistance.

Uniontown's new fire station will have more than 6000 square feet of floor space. The 100' x 60' building will include three fire truck bays, one ambulance bay, a large meeting room, kitchen, an upper deck and storage rooms.

KAN STEP is an acronym for Kansas Small Town Environment Program. KAN STEP has successfully used "sweat equity" to help communities reduce costs of water systems, community centers and fire stations. The program in Kansas is the only one in the U.S. that is constructing buildings.

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