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Russell County Fire Station
The City of Waldo, located in Russell County in north-central Kansas, is constructing a new addition to their fire station. The fire station addition has an estimated market value of $97,737. This project will be subsidized through a $61,545 KAN STEP grant. Volunteers will provide the labor.
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.
John Finkenbinder is the project representative at Waldo. Grant Administrator is Michele Kippes with Northwest Kansas Planning and Development; the Architect is Donnie Marrs of DMA Architects. The Kansas Rural Water Association is providing inspection services and assistance to this and other KAN STEP projects; Steve Duryea is the Technical Assistant responsible for KRWA's aspects.
The Waldo fire station addition will have will have a meeting room, two bathrooms, and an office.