Expect fire engines and ambulances to continue to wake from their slumber and roar down the streets of downtown Papillion for the next decade.
The City of Papillion will continue to lease Fire Station No. 1, located at 146 N. Adams St., from the Papillion Volunteer Fire Department Inc., the community nonprofit supporting the city’s paid fire department that was founded in 1942.
The City Council approved the lease as part of its consent agenda Jan. 15. The city’s original lease for the fire station expired in 2012.
The new lease calls for $100 per month in rent for any month when a non-fire vehicle is stored at the station. Typically, the Public Works Department has stored a vehicle there during the winter months.
Otherwise, the city will pay $1 per year to use the facility and its equipment, a rescue truck, ambulance and pumper truck.
In exchange, PVFD Inc. will be listed as the signature sponsor of the annual pancake feed during National Fire Prevention Week.
The mayor or city administrator also agreed to attend at least two meetings of the nonprofit group yearly.