UINTAH -- It will be another three weeks before the Uintah City Council gets a look at its proposed remodel for the city's lone fire station.
Approval or discussion of the fire station design is listed on the city's April 16 meeting agenda, but the item will be tabled for a few weeks to give the design team more time, Uintah City Mayor Sue Bybee said.
The council will instead discuss approval of the remodel design at its 7 p.m. May 7 meeting, at City Hall, 2191 E. 6550 South.
The city put out a request for a proposal for a design in December to upgrade the Uintah city fire station at 2405 E. 6600 South.
The work is being prepared by Sanders Associates Architects of Ogden, which has been working with a city committee that includes members of its volunteer fire department, Bybee said.
In 2012, Uintah city received a Community Development Block Grant of $63,500 to pay for the design work, Bybee said.
"We don't have funding to build (the fire station remodel)."
City leaders hope having an architectural design in place for a remodel will provide them with additional insight to better estimate construction costs for the work, Bybee said.
The fire station being remodeled is the same station Bybee temporarily locked the doors on in August.
At the recommendation of the city's legal counsel, Bybee said, she locked the station's doors for about a month amid complaints that items were being removed from the building, including volunteer-owned firefighter equipment.
The mayor said her action did not put residents at risk because the city has a contract with Weber Fire District to provide first-responder fire service and has mutual-aid agreements with surrounding cities.
Some Uintah city residents have questioned the scope of the remodel and city leaders' approach to having a "use it or lose it" mentality when it comes to spending the grant money.
The mayor dismisses those people as naysayers, being "anti-government," and not wanting city leaders to do anything.