The La Broquerie Fire Hall continues to take shape. Motorists driving along Highway 52 on the east side of the village will continue to notice progress on a long-awaited building.
Reeve Lewis Weiss says it’s all coming together and looking good.
“We’re just dealing with a concrete pad which will be in front of it, where the doors and the entrance ways are,” he says. “We just approved that. The tin is basically come along very nicely, all the framing work is done.”
Two quotes were received for the construction of the concrete apron pad. Councillor Paul Gauthier made a motion that council accept the bid from Leonard Broesky in the amount of $54,000.00 plus applicable taxes. That motion was seconded by councillor Alvin Derksen and it was approved by council.
Weiss says the new fire hall will have ample space for the department to grow.
"In the future, a new truck will come and there will be room for that truck,” he says.
In February of 2021, council voted to move ahead with building a new headquarters for the fire department.
“This is really nice to hear and it means a lot,” said Fire Chief Alain Nadeau when he heard that news last year. “We’ve been waiting quite a few years for this and finally it looks like it is going to be coming to fruition.”
In October of 2021, the contract for the new fire hall was awarded to Athens Construction. Two months later, council approved a borrowing by-law for $1,225,000 to cover the cost of the new building which is going up on the east side of the village of La Broquerie.
The current fire hall, which is just west of the Village of La Broquerie, will be used for the public works department. Weiss says that building will work really well for all the machines and vehicles used by the municipality.