Regional Training Facility move should be done next year
7 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough
Quincy Police and Fire Departments will use the old transit facility
The Quincy Police and Fire Departments are converting the city’s old transit facility into a new regional training facility.
The federal government is retaining possession of the building, but is allowing the city to repurpose it. The City is spending about $120,000 to renovate the facility.
The City will use a $35,000 grant from the Foreign Fire Board, $30,000 from John Wood Community College and about $55,000 from the City budget on the project, which is scheduled to be completed next spring.
$35,000 of the City money was budgeted and Fire Chief Joe Henning and Police Chief Rob Copley ask for another $19,820 for HVAC work and two exterior doors.
The City will have two classrooms and two restrooms at the site and is located on the south side of the 1900 block of Seminary Road. The City is vacating its training offices located at the North Campus of Quincy University and is getting out of its lease at that property. The Fire Department will still do some outdoor fire training in the lot just north of North Campus.
A City Committee approved the action at a meeting Tuesday afternoon. It does not have to go before the full City Council, although the purchases will still go before the aldermen.
The existing truck bays will be used to clean City buses.
Fire Department administrators have been doing most of the work on the renovations.