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Winona Fire Station
Winona receives $232,600 KAN STEP Grant for a new fire station
The City of Winona, located in Logan County in northwestern Kansas, has been awarded a KAN STEP grant through the Kansas Department of Commerce to construct a new fire station. Construction will begin in late April or early May 2006.
Winona's project has an estimated retail value of $389,994. The city will receive a KAN STEP grant not to exceed $232,600. Local volunteers will contribute a total of $157,394 in labor services.
The project representative at Winona is Jeff Harper. Grant administration will be provided by Michele Kippes of Northwest Kansas Planning and Development. Don Marrs of DMA Architects, Salina, is the architect for the project. Kansas Rural Water Association will provide inspection services and technical assistance.
Winona's new fire station will have 4,800 square feet of floor space. The 60' x 80' building will include seven drive truck bays, which will include an EMS truck bay, a training room, office area, restrooms with showers, supply room and mechanical room. The partitioned rooms will have storage accessible for the truck bay area.
KAN STEP is an acronym 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.