Chelsea City Council approves fire station bid

The Chelsea City Council approved Clements-Dean Building Co. to construct the new Chelsea fire station in a vote at the Council meeting Tuesday night.

Wilsonville-based Clements-Dean was the low bidder at $1.2 million to build the 11,400 square foot station. Construction is set to begin in August and should be finished in February or March 2010, said Mayor Earl Niven.

“The building that we had was pushing 35 or 40 years of age,” Niven said. “It didn’t provide for the needs of our firemen.”

After selecting architect Wanninger & Associates in January and builder Clements-Dean earlier this week, Chelsea officials must next work on a bond issue. They will make a recommendation to the council when they select a certain company, Niven said.