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Davenport considers selling fire training building

December 31, 2018

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Davenport is considering selling a city-owned fire department building for $200,000 less than it cost to build six years ago.

The Quad-City Times reports that the land the building sits on was owned by Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, which sold it to Hawkeye Paving, of Bettendorf. The company wants to use the building as its new headquarters.

The proposed contract would have Hawkeye pay the city $600,000 and would let Davenport and other emergency agencies use parts of the facility for training purposes for free until October 2020. Movable training pieces such as the burn tower and a hazmat simulator would be sold to the city by Hawkeye for $1, and the city would have to pay to move those training pieces elsewhere.

The vote to finalize the building sale could take place as soon as Jan. 9.


Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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