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Farmington plans bigger public works shop
by TOM BUSSELBERG
Feb 28, 2014 | 586 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

FARMINGTON - As Farmington continues to grow, so must its city shop to keep up with demand.

That’s what city officials have decided, as design continues on the expansion, that is expected to cost about $800,000, City Manager David Millheim said.

Funds are already in place meaning the city won’t have to incur any debt for the project, the city manager said.

“A lot of equipment has to be stored outside, to the point it’s very hard to get to some of it in the winter,” he said.

Added to that is concern about protecting the city’s salt piles, as well as providing adequate office and parking space for a growing staff.

“This will allow us to keep our parks and public works maintenance personnel together,” Millheim said.

That works well because each department helps the other during its respective slow season, he said.

The majority of the expansion will go toward adding a big storage facility.

“It will be block wall construction, nothing real fancy, industrial-type construction on the back of the lot,” Millheim said. 

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