As Garden City expands, need for third fire station grows

Four acres in a large swath of untouched land at the intersection of Jennie Barker Road and Schulman Avenue might find some use if local officials get their way.

The stretch of land directly behind one of the large shopping complexes on Schulman just down the road from the Heritage Hotel and the Parrot Cove Water Park has been targeted for development of a third fire station, with construction slated to start in 2020 and a completion date in 2025.

However, all of that depends on passage of a countywide sales tax proposal that will appear on the November ballot. The .3-percent, or .30-cent, sales tax hike would affect all of Finney County and fund four major projects that have long been on the list of things to do for Garden City and Finney County officials.

(Read more: News – The Garden City Telegram)