Work is well underway at one of Southeast Kansas’ newest emergency services buildings.
Construction of the new Coffeyville emergency services facility began in January of this year, and is currently about a month ahead of schedule. The roughly 5.52 million dollar project is being paid for as part of a half cent sales tax supporting municipal projects approved by voters in 2012. City Manager Kendal Francis says while the facility is certainly an upgrade over what the city currently uses, they hope tax payers will see it as a frugal use of their money.
He says, “We didn’t come out to build a Taj Mahal, so to speak, and they’re going to get a functional building that’s going to be functional 50 years from now.”
Francis says work should be completed just after Thanksgiving, with an expected move in date in mid-December of this year. The building will house police and fire services.