Clarification regarding the new Snowville Fire Station

By WILLIAM PAINE

william.paine@southwesttimes.com

In an earlier story about Snowville Fire Chief Gene Duncan, it was reported that the eight-acre parcel of land intended for the new Snowville Fire station was donated by the late Ray Covey, which is true. Before the transaction could be completed, however, Ray Covey died and left the land to his nephew, Winfield Scott Covey.

The land initially donated to the Snowville Volunteer Fire Department, which is adjacent to the existing fire station, required extensive grading work. For this reason, the Snowville Fire Department requested another flat five-acre parcel of land, which had also been owned by Ray Covey, be used for the new Snowville Fire Station.

Winfield Scott Covey, who was willed Ray Covey’s farm and other parcels of land around Snowville, went through great efforts to make sure this five-acre plot of flat land could be used by the Snowville Fire Department. The original eight-acre site for the Snowville Fire Station was sold, as were several other parcels of land, to make this land swap possible. In addition to this, Winfield Scott Covey cleared the site so that the new Snowville Fire Station could be erected.

The new Snowville Volunteer Fire Station is near completion and should open before winter.

 

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