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New fire station for Monroe? – Town council asked to donate five acres

March 8, 2013

    The Monroe Volunteer Fire Department may soon begin planning a new fire station on the north side of the town's business park if a land request is granted by Monroe Town Council.
    Fire Chief Russell Cook asked council Thursday if the town would consider donating a five-acre plot of land in Monroe Business Park for a new fire station. Cook said the current building on S. Polk St. has "served its purpose," but no longer has the capability of housing modern fire trucks and equipment.
    "The area of Monroe is growing," said Cook, "and our needs are becoming that of any other town. We believe a new station, which will include office space for the town clerk and police department, will be a great asset for the town and the surrounding area we provide protection for."
    Further details in today's print edition.

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