Fired with enthusiasm: Inhabitants approve the new fire department center in Murten

In the last vote, a decision was reached on a construction loan for the new fire department center in Murten. The eight Freiburg municipalities of the Murten Fire Department Association cast their votes concerning the loan on Sunday, 12 February 2017. The additional two Bernese municipalities approved the loan on the following Monday evening in extraordinary community meetings. Results of the votes were only made known in the late evening of 13 February 2017.

The inhabitants supported the project with a clear majority of almost 80% of the vote. The loan was approved unanimously by the 10 municipalities involved.

The next steps will be the submission of the construction permit request and then the call for bids.

IttenBrechbühl is assuming the function of architect and general planner. The start of construction is planned for the spring of 2018 and the opening in 2019.

Article in the Berner Zeitung on 15 February 2017

Article in the Freiburger Nachrichten on 14 February 2017