CLEARFIELD -- The city's fire station is being sold, which will enable improvements to be made to the building.
Recently, the city council authorized the sale of what is commonly known as the Clearfield Fire Station, 88 E. Center St., to the North Davis Fire District. The district has been occupying and operating Fire Station No. 42 on the city property site since the district was created by a lease agreement with the city.
Officials approached the city and requested improvements, stating they were willing to purchase the building to allow improvements deemed necessary, City Manager Adam Lenhard said. He added that the offered purchase price was $400,000 for the station and the 1.42 acres of land it rests on.
Since the North Davis Fire District was created, the city has had no need to continue to own the property, according to the approved council resolution. The resolution says that selling the property to the district provides significant benefits to the city and its residents because of revenue being received in exchange for the no-longer-needed property.
However, Lenhard said no projects have been identified yet for the 9,236-square-foot building built in 1980.
Eventually, Lenhard said, the plumbing will need to be updated and it may be necessary to modify office space to accommodate an increase in personnel over the last 30 years.
"It's not necessary to sell the building in order to complete the improvements, but the district would have more control over the timing and design of the improvements if the building is owned outright," Lenhard said.
The revenue from the sale will go into the city's general fund.