DEMOREST APPROVES FD REPAIRS

After months of discussion, the city of Demorest has decided to move forward with repairs to the Demorest Fire Department, located on Ivy Street.

The Demorest City Council voted to hire Ram Jack for repair of the building’s foundation for $28,950. The city will also pay for renovations that would be completed by the public works department. The total cost for stabilization and renovation would be approximately $51,000. This will be paid for out of the city’s general fund.

“It’s gonna carry us into the next phase, which is long-range planning/strategic planning for the city,” said Mayor Rick Austin. “We have contracted with Ram Jack out of Atlanta to address the sagging of the bay floors and also address the cracks that are associated with the foundational setting as well.

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