Long term, what matters is that south Wichita will get its much-needed new fire station next year, and that City Hall has worked out a deal to buy a house on the preferred site at Denker and Hydraulic. But short term, as they make the purchase final today, City Council members should expect some Wichitans to question whether the site really was worth the $225,000 price — especially because Cornejo & Sons had offered the city free land for the fire station seven blocks away. But as City Council member Jim Skelton told The Eagle: â€œThat station is going to be able to provide the fastest service to the most people.â€
Posted by Rhonda Holman
Registered?Commenting on WE Blog now requires you to be a Kansas.com member. Use the links above to register, if you haven't already, or to log in.
Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter: @WE_Tweet.