Star Staff Reports
The Millington Fire Department will host a “Hose Uncoupling Ceremony” for the new Fire Station 2 to be located at 7245 Raleigh-Millington Road on Oct. 13.
Currently the finishing touches are underway at the new facility right next to the new church Dominion Christian Center.
The plans for the new fire station has been in the works for years. The low bidder to build the facility was made by Fulwood Construction Co. of Olive Branch, Miss., for $2,153,156.
At the May 2018 Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, the board unanimously adopted a resolution to purchase 2.002 acres from Turner & Edwards LLC for $12,500 an acre.
City Finance Director John Trusty has said the board paid “a lower cost per acre” to acquire that property, because the existing station is located on 1 acre currently owned by the city.
Then at the following March 18 meeting, the Millington Municipal Planning Commission approved a Site Plan prepared by the A2H architectural and engineering firm in Memphis.