But now they have new reasons to expand. Some of the fire department's equipment is currently stored in a shed at the department of public works. While the two locations are relatively close together, volunteer members said it is difficult and inconvenient to gather equipment from multiple sites.
The purchase proposal was postponed as an agenda item for next month's meeting. It was established that more due diligence is needed, pertaining to the plans for expansion and real estate prices. Hodges was also asked to consider alternate options, such as adding a third story to the fire department's current structure and negotiating a parking agreement with Buyea's True Value Hardware.
The next village board meeting be held Feb. 7.