The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

February 13, 2013

Joplin taking bids for new fire stations

By Debby Woodin

JOPLIN, Mo. — Bids are being sought for Joplin’s two new fire stations intended to replace the two destroyed by the 2011 tornado.

Bid packets became available today in the public works department on the fourth floor of City Hall, 602 S. Main St.

There will be a mandatory meeting for interested bidders at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the engineering conference room on the third floor at City Hall.

Fire Chief Mitch Randles in November received City Council approval to move ahead with designs for the new stations.

A new station at  3402 S. Hearnes Blvd. will replace a station at 2010 E. 15th St.

A second new station also is to be built at 2825 W. Junge Blvd., on 13th Street near Schifferdecker Avenue. It will replace the station at 2216 S. Maiden Lane.