By Dalton Carver
The Ridgway Fire District board of directors plans to formally respond to the Department of Local Affairs in the next week with answers the board formulated in last week’s meeting, according to Charles Mueller, interim chair.
Back in April, the RFD arranged financing for construction of a new headquarters on Hunter Parkway to the tune of $2.8 million.
This included a $1.2 million lease agreement with NBH Bank and a $900,000 award from DOLA.
It was stated in the original agreement that NBH and DOLA would require 100 percent collateral for the bonding of the new project.
However, as discussion on the project went on, it was determined by the fire board last May that costs for the new location were out of reach.
As a result, the RFD voted unanimously to...