Work Stalled On Hope’s New Fire Station

HOPE, Ind. (AP) _ A central Indiana town's volunteer fire department hopes to have construction resume next year on its new station after the contractor stopped work five months ago over nonpayment.
 
The walls of the new steel frame building are up in the Bartholomew County town of Hope, but heating and air conditioning systems are among its unfinished features.
 
Department treasurer Edwin Stone tells The Republic of Columbus it will cost about $79,000 for six weeks of work to complete the building. Stone says that money is coming from fundraisers and its fire-protection contracts with Flat Rock Township and the town of Hope.
 
The department has continued using its old station, but had expected to be using the new station last year after work started in late 2012.