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Demolition underway for new Boyceville ambulance station

By LeAnn R. Ralph

BOYCEVILLE —  As of the July 16 Boyceville Ambulance District meeting, demolition of the old car dealership building on Race Street had started at the site where the new ambulance station is going to be built.

Matt Feeney, Boyceville ambulance director, reported that Wirth Brothers out of Ridgeland, the company that was awarded the demolition contract, would continue work the next day, would be off on Friday, and were expecting to finish the demolition the following Monday.

At a staff meeting earlier in the week, Boyceville EMTs had selected charcoal gray with blue trim as the color scheme for the new ambulance station, Feeney said.

A check for $10,000 has been issued to Design Built Structures to begin the process of designing the new station, he said.

State approval of the plans is expected to take about three or four weeks, Feeney said.

The cost of the 48×80-foot building will be $118,648, and the engineering and state-approval fees are included in the price, Feeney said.

The Boyceville Ambulance District had $189,489.12 in the building fund as of July 16.

At the end of June, the ambulance service had an account balance of $34,433.82.

From July 1 through July 16, the ambulance service took in $6,585.03 and had expenses of $5,242.01.

As of the July 16 meeting, the funds on hand were $35,776.84 with $2,280.35 in bills to pay.

The Boyceville Ambulance District includes representatives from the Village of Boyceville and the Towns of Hay River, New Haven, Stanton, Tiffany, Boyceville, Sherman and Sheridan.

The next meeting for the Boyceville Ambulance District is scheduled for August 12 at 7 p.m. — or immediately following the meeting of the Boyceville Fire District — at the Boyceville Village Hall.