By Stephanie Hernandez McGavin
The Meridian Times
The community gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the township’s new Central Fire Station on Tuesday, March 31. The township board of trustees approved the bid for the fire station, located off the corner of Okemos Road and Central Park Drive, earlier in March, despite some controversy. Fire Chief Fred Cowper said that the problems nearby condominium residents had with the fire station will no longer complicate its future. Cowper said, “It’s the visible beginning, the new milestone in the journey of our fire department. What happened in the past is in the past and we move forward—that’s the way I look at it.