New Location for Firehouse

Carrollton Ga -- A Carrollton fire station that was destroyed by a tornado in April will be rebuilt on a different site and a city councilman is asking for the city to consider making the new building interactive, educational, and user friendly for the public.

Carrollton City Council on Monday agreeing to allow city manager Tim Grizzard to go through with purchasing the property located at the corner of Lovvorn and Brumbelow.

Grizzard said: "The property belongs to the University Foundation. We had it appraised at $190,000; the foundation agreed to sell it to us for $100,000. We all think it sends a public safety statement toward the university and the parents of young adults that are going to the university."

Meanwhile, Councilman Gerald Byrd suggested the city could use the new firehouse as a catalyst to teach people about safety during storms with interactive displays.

"I think it would be really neat to create a citizen focused firehouse. It could serve as a hub for safety and they could learn about shelter in the time of a storm," said Byrd.  

Grizzard telling the council Monday that the current design would not preclude Byrd's suggestion from taking shape, although no one said the ideas would definitely be part of the new project.
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