Omaha Rural Fire Association secretary Mary O’Brien recently told the Boone County Quorum Court’s Finance Committee that the department is seeking funds to build a fourth fire station. She asked committee members to consider a resolution needed to apply for a grant under the Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program.

The fire department plans to build Fire Station #4 to serve a growing need at the Denver Road and Wildwood Road area, O'Brien said. The fire department has raised $35,195 through community cash and/or in-kind donations to be applied to the project as a local match.

The resolution, if passed, will authorize the county judge to submit the application of formal request to the Arkansas Rural Development Commission for purpose of securing state grant funds in the amount of $15,000 to aid and assist the fire department. The funds will be administered through the county.

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