OLIVETTE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- City leaders in Olivette are fighting for a new fire and police station, citing outdated equipment and poor working conditions.
The mayor and fire chief both said there are a number of issues making it hard to provide adequate service to the area's roughly 8,000 residents.
The fire station, built in 1952, was reportedly meant to serve just 1,700 people. Fire officials said the building needs to be completely renovated to improve cramped conditions and outdated amenities.
Residents were allowed to tour the city's fire station on Saturday, a little more than a week before the bond issue comes to a vote. Olivette residents will decide whether the city can build a new facility (Proposition S) on August 7.