Edinburg Township trustees are taking the initial steps toward building a new fire station, exploring finances, location and size.
“Our old one is just getting beyond repair, and some of it dates back to the 1920s,” Trustee Chris Diehl said. “It would cost us too much to repair it, and it still wouldn’t be adequate for the modern needs.”
The township’s current fire station lacks space, including dormitories and restrooms, to house 24-hour shifts, he said.
Keeping a close eye on “what our small community can afford,” trustees hope to get the fire station up and running in the next few years. What they have in mind is a building that will serve the community’s needs for the next 50 years.
“We’re trying to think of it both ways. We want it to be adequate to serve us, and not over building or over burdening our residents,” Diehl said.
Edinburg’s spring cleanup will be Friday, May 7 from 8-11:30 a.m. and resuming from 12:30-8 p.m. The clean up will continue from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, May 8.
The event is for Edinburg residents only, and township employees will check driver’s licenses. Residents should bring items they want to discard to the township garage at the corner of state Route 18 and Rock Spring Road. Township road crew employees and the township trustees will be on hand to help people unload their cars.
Items that will not be accepted will be posted ahead of time on the township sign at state Route 14 and Route 18.
Wendy DiAlesandro is a former Record Publishing Co. reporter and contributing writer for The Portager.