LeROY — Voters on Tuesday approved a bond issue to build a new 14,000-square-foot fire station at the former Kirby IGA property at the intersection of U.S. 150 and East Street.
LeRoy Fire Protection District will use $1.9 million in bonds to build and equip the building. LeRoy Ambulance Service, which shares the current facility with the fire department, also will move to the new site.
“It shows that the people believe in what we are dong and the job that we are doing,” Assistant Fire Chief Ed Underhill said Tuesday night. “This new building will enable us to do that job even better.”
The referendum, approved on a 485-to-200 vote, is expected to add about $50 per year to the tax bill for a resident with a $100,000 home.
The department bought the property last year.
Also Tuesday, voters in Logan County approved a tax increase of 5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to finance operations of the Logan County Paramedic Association. The owner of a $100,000 home will pay about $16 more in taxes.