Dunn Center focuses on fire, police issues

Dunn Center currently is receiving bids to examine cost for building a new fire hall, as its existing facility is in disrepair and does not provide enough space.

By BRYCE MARTIN

Herald Editor

Posted March 29, 2013

DUNN CENTER — Dunn Center currently is receiving bids to examine cost for building a new fire hall, as its existing facility is in disrepair and does not provide enough space.

The fire hall floor needs work as it is built on a foundation that is sinking due to the excessive weight of the fire trucks. With the increasing size of the trucks, more space also is needed.

As Dunn Center officials work to improve its fire hall, they also kept their eye on in-town policing, as more people continue to move into the area.

Dunn Center signed a contract with Dunn County to maintain a sheriff’s deputy during the March 20 Dunn County Board of Commissioners meeting.

“We never had that through Dunn County, they’ve just swung by on their own time,” Dunn Center Mayor Scott Clinch said.

City officials signed a one-year contract to ensure a Dunn County sheriff deputy maintains continuous patrol throughout the city. A county deputy currently resides in Dunn Center, making it easier for the patrol.

Halliday and Dodge also maintain similar contracts with Dunn County for policing.

“We have a lot of other stuff on the table, waiting for the spring thaw and stuff will be happening,” Clinch said.

There are two properties that will begin developing housing within city limits once weather permits for construction. Other developments, including a motel, may take longer to begin.

Contact Bryce Martin at bmartin@countrymedia.net.


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