Ambulance addition construction to begin in June

Construction is likely to begin in June on a addition to a city fire department building that will house an ambulance bay and sleeping quarters.

Talks about such an addition have gone on for a couple years and the latest change that will allow the project to move forward is a sublease between Fairview Health Systems and North Ambulance.

Previous discussions had the city leasing the space solely to Fairview.

The lease with Fairview approved at the Feb. 21 City Council meeting will run for 10 years during which the cost of approximately $180,000 for all phases of construction will be paid off.

At the end of 10 years Fairview will have the right to renew the lease for two five-year terms.

The city will retain ownership of the building.