Plans to rebuild burned W.Va. fire station cut in half

Former station destroyed in 2010; dept. unable to make itself exempt from paying 'prevailing wages' for construction


By Matt Murphy and Ashley B. Craig
Charleston Daily Mail

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. — Work on the new Sissonville fire station will be underway in a few weeks, but the project was scaled back significantly when the department couldn't get itself exempt from paying so-called "prevailing wages."

Construction costs have been reduced by more than 40 percent - from $1.9 million to $1.1 million.

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