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Councilmember Tom Carew explains his interpretation of a design presented for the new Morehead Police/E-911 facility.

MOREHEAD Morehead Fire Department’s Station 1 will soon have two new bay doors. City council voted unanimously to replace two aging doors at the station.

“They’re 50 years old and falling apart,” MFD Chief Jeff Anderson said. The new doors will not have the same full-glass front as the current doors feature, but will instead be insulated for better energy management.

Anderson obtained quotes from Cave Run Overhead Door and Overhead Door Company of Lexington for $16,629.40 and $19,166, respectively.

He recommended the council accept the Lexington-based company to perform the work, despite it being more expensive.

“They have a team that can get in there and get it done,” Anderson explained. He added he has tried to use Cave Run Overhead Door for as much as possible but have found they are slow in their delivery of their services and require payment upfront.

In other business, the department will soon hire a part-time firefighter to work eight or 10-hour shifts. The position will be limited to 99 hours per month and must also already be certified in Kentucky.

The council also heard an update in the design for the new police and E-911 facility with the adaptation of a secured “bunker-like” section as a storm shelter. Two designs will be considered moving forward.

The addition of this change is expected to still come in well under the $7 million budget allotted for this project.

Ground is expected to be broken either in late June or July.

This article was updated at 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 to correct a typo in reference to the total budget allocated for the new Morehead Police Department/E-911 Center. Its budget is $7 million, not billion as originally stated.

Reach Cory at cclaxon@themoreheadnews.com or by phone at (606) 784-4116.

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