The Times West Virginian

April 10, 2013

Future of Bellview fire station discussed

City council debates need, cost of facility in that area

By Jessica Borders
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Members of the Fairmont City Council discussed the future of a Bellview fire substation during a work session Tuesday evening.

“The issue of the Bellview station is an emotional issue for the residents of Bellview,” city manager Jay Rogers said.

Last year, the City of Fairmont made the decision to move the firefighters and equipment out of the facility it had been renting in Bellview because of problems with the roof leaking and issues with mold, and into the central fire station at the Public Safety Building.

The city had been renting the building that housed Bellview’s substation for $900 per month, and the repairs were going to cost more than $6,000.

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