RUTHERFORDTON—Rutherfordton City Council took action at its regular council meeting on Wednesday that will affect public safety for years to come. Council members approved a “design-build” contract for a new fire station, called Rutherfordton Fire Station #2, and a contract for major renovations to Rutherfordton Fire Case #1.

The new station will be located at 1701 Baber Road and will house an engine, tank truck, rapid response vehicle, as well as various volunteers and a part-time fire crew.