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File #: 65838    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Madison Fire Department and City Engineering to design an expanded addition and an expanded interior remodel plan at Fire Station 6 to accommodate a double company Fire Department staffing model at this location.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 7/6/2021 Final action: 7/6/2021
Enactment date: 7/12/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00470
Title: Authorizing the Madison Fire Department and City Engineering to design an expanded addition and an expanded interior remodel plan at Fire Station 6 to accommodate a double company Fire Department staffing model at this location.(14th AD)
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Charles Myadze
Attachments: 1. FS6 attachment for BPW.pdf, 2. 2107096_Common Council Registrants Report.pdf

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes the Fire Department and City Engineering to design a remodeled Fire Station 6 with an expanded scope to accommodate a double company. The 2021 adopted capital budget and CIP includes $3,284,000 for Station 6, $427,000 for design in 2021 and $2,857,000 for construction 2022. This funding was based on a design for a single company.

The Department has indicated that it will need $1.4 million annually to staff an additional ambulance (10.0 FTE) and inspection activities (4.5 FTE) for the Town of Madison attachment. If approved, the ambulance staff may be housed at Station 6.

The Department has included an additional $1,100,000 in their 2022 capital budget request to fund the construction of the expanded station. Adoption of this resolution may lead to increased fees for re-design if the expanded station is not approved in the 2022 capital budget.

[Fiscal note updated on June 22, 2021, to reflect Fire Department perspective that proposed additional ambulance would not be located at Fire Station 6].

 

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Authorizing the Madison Fire Department and City Engineering to design an expanded addition and an expanded interior remodel plan at Fire Station 6 to accommodate a double company Fire Department staffing model at this location.(14th AD)

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WHEREAS the 2021 Capital Budget includes $427,000 for planning and design of Fire Station 6 remodel and addition, including professional architectural and engineering consultant design services; and,

 

WHEREAS the projected 2022 Capital Budget includes $2,857,000 to complete the construction work at Fire Station 6 including relocation costs; and,

 

WHEREAS the Fire Station 6 project is currently in the pre-design phase with the professional architect and engineer consultant team.  The design process is projected to take most of 2021 and construction is projected to start in early 2022 and be complete by early 2023; and,

 

WHEREAS the increase in the number of service calls for the Town of Madison has caused the Fire Department to re-evaluate staffing levels at this station and anticipates increasing staffing levels which directly impacts the amount of physical space needed at the Fire Station 6 site and building to support service response functions. Currently Fire Station 6 is a single company but with increased staffing levels would become a double company; and,

 

WHEREAS the previously planned 600 square feet (SF) addition would be increased by approximately 1400 SF to a total of approximately 2000 SF and the area of interior remodel work would be enlarged from approximately 4000 SF to approximately 6400 SF. This increased interior remodel and addition scope will support a double company, including additional sleeping chambers, expanded wellness room, larger kitchen, and day room, new outdoor patio space, and additional vehicle bay; and,

 

WHEREAS the Fire Department and City Engineering will pursue design solutions to upgrade the facility to provide accommodations for a diverse workforce; and,

 

WHEREAS the Fire Department and City Engineering will incorporate operational and technological updates including mechanical upgrades and a redesign of living space for fire personnel to include gender inclusive facilities.

 

WHEREAS providing additional space and improving Fire Station 6 will extend the useful life of this site and building as a fire station; and,

 

WHEREAS the additional 1,400 SF for the larger addition and expanded area of interior remodel is estimated to cost approximately $1,100,000 in design and construction related costs, resulting in the need for a larger project budget; and,

 

WHEREAS the professional architect and engineer consultant team will provide professional cost estimating at each phase of the project, therefore costs for this additional space and the overall project can be tracked and controlled; and,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council herby authorizes the Madison Fire Department and City Engineering to design an expanded addition and an expanded interior remodel plan at Fire Station 6; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Common Council understands that according to preliminary estimates, the 2022 Capital Budget will need to increase from $2,857,000 to $3,957,000 ($1,100,000 of additional funding) to accommodate the expanded scope.