The city of Ossian has approved a new fire station/maintenance shop.

In Tuesday's election, almost 69 percent of the city's voters approved the issuance of $700,000 in bonds for the purpose of demolishing the existing city shop and reconstructing a new, combination fire station/city maintenance shop.

According to Ossian Mayor Chuck Covell, the project will not increase property taxes but will replace an existing debt levy that will expire before this one goes into effect.