Greene County

Greeneville saves money by putting project on hold

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. - Plans to make some improvements to a Greeneville fire station are on hold tonight.

The Greeneville Board of Mayor and Aldermen have decided not to move forward on a renovation project to Fire Station Number Two off of Highway 70.

As it stands, the project would cost about $750-thousand and would involve expanding the living quarters in the upstairs garage and moving the trucks to the basement garage.

Town Administrator Todd Smith says they need to wait until they have enough money for the entire project. "We're taking the approach that we're going to do it all as one project. I think it'll save us money in the long run to do that, so we're making the best of what we have with the fire station out there as it is, and when the time comes we're going to make those renovations happen."

Smith says the station was built in the early 1960's and typically has two firefighters on duty per shift.

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