The Fountain City Community Fire Association cleared apparent final hurdles in its effort to building a new fire station.
The city council approved transferring a deed to that includes an acre of land and bathhouse facility located off Highway 35 where a community swimming pool used to sit on the city's south side.
The property was transferred to the fire department association at no charge on condition that the public have outside access to bathrooms in the existing building for 99 years.
Officials said the fire department has outgrown a station located in a city owned building on Hill Street, and was looking for a site to construct a new facility when the old pool property became available.
The fire association includes Fountain City and the neighboring rural towns of Cross, Milton and Buffalo.....