United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
Contact: Alec Lloyd
EAST LANSING, Aug. 16, 2011 – Officials from Allegan County’s Lee Township and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development today broke ground on a new fire station.
The project was made possible by a $400,000 loan and $50,000 grant from Rural Development funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Total project cost is $1,068,500 with Lee Township contributing $618,500.
The fire station will consist of four vehicle bays with offices, bunk rooms and meeting space covering 10,220 square feet. The office area/living quarters area will include rooms for offices, meeting rooms, storage, bunk rooms, men’s and women’s bathrooms, kitchen, lounge and mechanical room. The apparatus area will include a radio room, air room, and a decontamination room. The facility will be served by an on-site private well and septic system and will serve 4,114 rural residents.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs through a national network of state and local offices. Rural Development has an existing portfolio of more than $150 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.
Visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov for additional information about the agency's programs or to locate the USDA Rural Development office nearest you.
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