Common Council votes to fund new fire station and safety training center

Council members voted to fund a new fire station and fire safety training center in South Bend.

The agenda for Monday night’s South Bend Common Council meeting was packed as council members and the public discussed several bills and resolutions.

Two items in particular received a significant amount of attention, including government action on vacant buildings.

The first issue addressed the accountability of government actions on buildings that have been declared either vacant or abandoned. Council members discussed a bill which would require more information to be provided about properties before they are torn down by the city.

But the council ultimately decided more time was needed to review the five proposed amendments. Prior to meeting the bill was delayed and is now is scheduled to return for discussion on May 13.

The second topic of interest was the construction of a new fire station and fire safety training center. Before passing the measure to finance the projects, South Bend Fire Chief, Steve Cox, reassured it is intended to help prevent any injuries or deaths to those serving in the line of duty.


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