Construction of a new John Day Fire Department is scheduled to begin in September 2015.
Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company is scheduled to start the approximately 1.5 million dollar fire station this month. The newly constructed fire station is being built as the result of a tax measure that passed in May of 2014. According to City manager Peggy Gray, citizens from the City of John Day as well as the citizens from the John Day Rural Fire Protection District “overwhelmingly approved” the bond.
The fire station will be occupied by the John Day Volunteer Fire Department personnel as well as the personnel from the John Day Rural Fire Protection District. The new fire station will also have a “community room” for a public meeting and gathering space.
A ground breaking ceremony will be scheduled for some time in September.