Auburn city council approves new site for fire department

AUBURN — The Auburn City Council Thursday night authorized the purchase of a new space for the city’s fire department, a concrete step for a project city staff said has been in the works informally for decades.

The council unanimously voted to approve the purchase of 31 Seminary St. from Seminary Commons, LLC for $990,000 as part of the Public Safety Building Project.

An operations, facility and needs assessment for the Auburn fire and police departments in 2015 identified the current structure at 46 North St., which currently houses both departments, as insufficient in a number of areas.

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