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No decision yet on extra funding for Toledo fire stations

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The debate is heating up on Toledo City Council over the request for an additional $2 million for the renovation of Fire Station 3 and the construction of a new Fire Station 12.

The original estimate came in at nearly $5 million, but on Friday the mayor's office sent a request to council asking for extra money to complete the two projects.

Councilman Mike Collins says it's time to consider each station project individually.

"I actually think we need to separate these two out," he said. "This should be two separate pieces of legislation because we have critical decisions to make."

Council President Paula Hicks-Hudson says these are important public safety issues which need to be addressed very soon.

"The men and women that were in Station 3 are across the river," she said. "If there's a response to any issue in North Toledo they have to come across the river. It's a timing issue. We need to move forward and make a decision."

So far, a committee hearing on the issue has not been scheduled. Hicks-Hudson is hoping a vote can happen in August.

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