Grand Coulee Fire Chief Rick Paris got the go-ahead from the city council to fix three projects he brought up before council members.
He explained to council that the second bay in the city’s fire station had developed what he feared was a “sink hole” in the floor where the city’s new fire engine is situated. He said the floor had sagged about eight inches.
Paris estimated it could take $10,000 to get the floor fixed. Paris said last Wednesday that workers would have to remove the 14- by 32-foot slab the fire engine is parked on, take care of the sink hole that has developed, and re-pore the concrete.
Paris stated that cost of the project would come from the city’s general fund, since it wasn’t budgeted for repair.
The fire chief got the go-ahead to make this repair from Mayor Chris Christopherson.
Two other projects were OK’d by council, but Paris was told to hold up the start on these until he had a firm cost figured out.
The other projects were the parking lot and apron next to the pole building recently constructed to house the city’s new ambulance. Paris figured the cost for this would be about $5,000.
The third project was to repair plasterboard in the fire station that was damaged when there was a major leak in the roof some time ago.
“The plasterboard is crumbling and needs repair,” Paris told the council. Cost on this could be about $3,000, Paris stated.
The fire chief said he hoped to have all the work finished by the end of June.