Davenport City Council advances plans for new fire station | Politics and elections

 Davenport City Council advances plans for new fire station | Politics and elections

The city has budgeted $400,000 for the design and engineering work, and Davenport’s 6-year capital-improvement plan outlines a construction date of 2023 and completion in 2024.

The council has not yet approved a specific amount for construction, but the fire station will be funded through general obligation bonds, according to city officials.

Aldermen also tabled a final decision on whether to rezone a 3.53-acre wooded lot south of the Davenport public works facility off East 46th Street and north of Davenport Memorial Park cemetery from open space to single-family residential to allow Rock Church Ministries to move forward with plans to build a church.

Davenport’s Plan and Zoning Commission had recommended that aldermen deny the application, requiring eight votes of council for passage.

Given the super-majority vote threshold, the church requested the item be tabled until all aldermen are present to vote. Alderman JJ Condon,…

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