Roger Bryant, LEASA director, addressed the Logan County Commission earlier this month about purchasing the old 84 Lumber building to use as a centralized emergency response station. In a special meeting held Thurs., July 24, the commission made a final decision with council to purchase part of the property.
The old 84 Lumber building is located in the Peach Creek area and is approximately eight acres of paved ground with a few buildings and some sheds. Bryant thinks that this building would be the “icing on the cake” of the emergency management and disaster planning in Logan.
The new center will not only host LEASA; it will also be of service to other emergency response groups such as VOAD and local churches/volunteers. There is also discussion of starting a food bank in the building to assist in feeding victims in times of disaster.
The county commission will meet again for their next regular meeting on August 3 at 3 p.m.
(Karissa Blackburn is a reporter for the Logan Banner. She can be reached at 304-784-7329 or on Twitter at @kblackb2)