Municipal — Delays due to weather and materials shortages means a reset of the completion date to June

More than 40 days of weather delays has caught up with the effort to build a new fire station in Dundee, Chief John Stock said Friday, and it’s pushing the opening date back once GARY ALLEN - Delayed again - With the roof on the new Dundee Fire Hall, construction is moving along, but weather delays have pushed back the completion date to June.

“The current schedule shows for us to move over June 20, with the final completion of the entire project July 25,” he said. “We’ve had quite a few weather delays, we had some supply delay issues — it’s just those catching up here at the end. This is just the reality of adding them on.”

The original opening was slated for February, then March, then May 16. If all goes to plan, the next month will be spent installing sheetrock, painting, putting in the floors and finishing with the cabinetry

“It’s just those finishing details,” Stock said.

Workers are waiting for drywall “mudding” to dry so they can move on to the next step.

Despite the delays, Stock said he isn’t worried.

“We’re not in a rush,” he said. “It is most important to us involved here to get a quality project the first time. We want to make sure we don’t cut any corners and do it right.”

Construction on the new 17,500 square feet building started last summer and has a budget of $3.68 million.

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