Cache County’s new $17 million public works and fire district facility in Hyrum has a number of advantages over the building on 500 North that the county shop has been operating out of for the past half-century or so.
One of the main advantages is indoor storage for snowplows and other equipment that was previously left out in the elements.
“When we get call-outs, especially at night, it’s going to be nice to respond out of a building where our equipment is ready to go,” said Public Works Director Matt Phillips. “Before, a lot of that’s outside, it’s covered with snow, it’s cold. Also, this new facility will allow us to become more efficient, essentially save money, because we’ll spend less time trying to maintain our equipment. If we do need to do winter maintenance on stuff, it’s in a shop where we can bring things in and get our equipment fixed and back out and be able to provide those services for the county residents.” Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.
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