The Southtown Star has an article about a planned addition to the fire station in Manhattan:

The Manhattan Village Board has approved a site plan for a $2.4 million addition to Fire Station 1 that will not be financed with public money, Fire Chief Dan Forsythe said. Forsythe told the board this past week that the Manhattan Fire Protection District has accumulated $1 million since 1996 from building impact fees and another $500,000 from ambulance fees. The remaining $900,000 will come from a 10-year loan at about 3.5 percent interest that will have a payment of about $120,000 a year, he said.

The fire district considered other options, including renting space or buying land and building a new station.  Forsythe said the addition is the best option at a reasonable cost.

The site plan includes a brick facade, a new monument sign and extending and paving the parking lot. The village board’s approval is subject to final engineering approval. Forsythe said he expects construction to start June 1 and take six to eight months.

thanks Dan