Kaphaem Rd. property ad hoc committee moving forward with fire department study
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – After hearing a proposal earlier this month, the City of Tomahawk’s Kaphaem Rd. property ad hoc committee on Tuesday, June 29 unanimously voted to move forward with a study that will provide insight into potentially upgrading the Tomahawk Fire Department’s current building or relocating to the Kaphaem Rd. property.
After Lincoln County sold the property to the city in Dec. 2020, the City of Tomahawk Common Council created the committee the following month to come up with a plan for the property, located near the southeastern city limits at 1775 Kaphaem Rd. and featuring a roughly 8,000 square-foot building sitting on about 19 acres.
Five Bugles Design, a firm that specializes in planning and design services for the public safety service industry, will analyze both the Kaphaem Rd. property and the fire department’s current building at 100 N. Tomahawk Ave., assess the department’s space needs, and provide information regarding a potential building addition/expansion or move to the Kaphaem Rd. property. The Tomahawk Police Department’s space needs will also be examined.
The study will cost $21,750.00 and is expected to be completed in two to three months.