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Bulldozer

Station Renovation
Referendum

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Please vote YES April 2024

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BUILDING PLAN

REDUCE STAFF CARCINOGEN EXPOSURE
FIREFIGHTERS HAVE A 9% INCREASED CHANCE OF
CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND A 14% INCREASED CHANCE
OF CANCER DEATH. NFPA.ORG

• Install diesel exhaust removal system.
• Provide laundry area for dirty turnout gear.
• Install shower areas for staff to decontaminate
after each call with carcinogen exposure.
• Install exhaust system for toxic air diversion from
diesel exhaust and carcinogens on fire-fighting
equipment and clothing.
• Create “clean zones” to separate staff from
carcinogen laden spaces when meeting.

CLARK BUILDING (WEST OF STATION)
• Remove building and foundation.
• Prepare area for addition to current fire station.
CREATE EFFECTIVE WORKPLACES
• Increase meeting and classroom training areas.
• Create larger office space for managerial
operations, computer stations, & records storage
• Provide adequate space for current and future
vehicles and equipment.
• Secure all equipment in one structure.

STRUCTURAL AND AESTHETIC UPGRADES
• Update & upgrade HVAC System
• Installation of fire suppression system
• Refurbish concrete flooring.
• Update service and overhead doors.
• Display area for memorabilia and antiques
• Update bathrooms to current standards
• Address building maintenance & repairs currently
necessary
• Prevent unplanned costly repairs to the
facility and/or equipment.

WHAT WILL THIS COST
ME? (THE TAXPAYER)

• Total cost of project: $3.5 Million
o Split between four municipalities.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
WHY IS THIS PROJECT NECESSARY?
• Create a carcinogen free environment for staff.
• Remove Clark Building which is deteriorated
beyond repair.

• Update 40-year-old current station in need of major
renovations and/or replacement.
CAN “CLARK BUILDING” BE REPLACED

WITH POLE BUILDING?
• No, there are building codes for fire stations and a
pole building will not meet the requirements for the
respective codes.
THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE PLAN?
• The building committee has reviewed all options
from several venders. Keller Structures has
proposed the most cost friendly plan keeping the
future in mind.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
• Improve staff health with carcinogen elimination
systems and decontamination area.
• Replace failing HVAC system.
• Increase space for workspace, vehicles, and
equipment.
• Aid in future recruitment to avoid the expense of
full-time firefighters.
• Reduce costly repairs needed on current building.
IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED FOR THE PRESENT
STATION WITH OR WITHOUT REFERENDUM

• Carcinogen prevention systems (clean air)
• Overhead and personnel door replacement
• HVAC replacement
• Concrete floor repair and resurfacing
• Increased storage and office space
• Increased bay size for larger vehicles and equipment.
WHY NOW?
• Current Station is 40 years old.
• Clark building is 80+ years old.
• Current facility not adequate for growth
• Buildings have deteriorated and require extensive
repairs or replacement.
• Costs increase the longer we wait.

COST COMPARISONS

CURRENT DEPARTMENT CONTRIBUTIONS
TO PROJECT

• Building Construction Fundraising Campaign
o Allow interested parties to contribute.
o Additional contributions will reduce end cost.
• 2 fundraisers per year to supplement district budget
for equipment upgrades and replacement.

• Delayed vehicle replacement
o Replacement of two apparatuses delayed.
• Grant writing
o FEMA Grant for new Tender
• $400,000 requested.
o FEMA Grant for Diesel Exhaust system
▪ $81,000 requested.
116 E. WISCONSIN ST
P.O. BOX 465
WEYAUWEGA, WI 54983
(920)867-2119

WWW.CITYOFWEYAUWEGA-WI.GOV/FIRE-
RESCUE

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