08.08.05

Burr Announces $580,000 Loan for Rowan County

Funds to build new fire station

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $580,000 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development loan for the Town of Landis in Rowan County. The funds, made available by Rural Development's Community Facility Direct Loan Program, will be used to cover the construction costs of a new fire station.

"Firefighters work tirelessly to keep our communities safe," said Senator Burr. "These funds will ensure that Rowan County firefighters are better equipped to quickly respond to emergencies."

Landis officials will use funds to demolish an existing fire station, in disrepair, and build a new fire station with three garage bays, handicapped accessible restrooms, an administrative office, a break room and an emergency generator. The new fire station will allow firefighters to train for emergencies and respond when needed.

Community Facility Direct Loans cover construction and improvement costs of community facilities in rural areas.

The loan was approved over 40 years at a rate of 4.125 percent.