Town Meeting OK’s $5.8M for new Saxonville fire station

Town Meeting votes to replace the aging, inadequate Saxonville station that is too small to house modern equipment.
Government & Politics

Sharon Machlis Gartenberg


October 20, 2017

from the MetroWest Daily News:

“Town Meeting members voted Wednesday to borrow nearly $5.8 million to construct a new Fire Station 2 in Saxonville, addressing one of the town’s most pressing public safety needs.

“The project, which has been on the town’s radar for decades, passed by a vote of 108 in favor and only one resident opposed.

” ‘This is not a situation that we feel is in the least bit optional …,’ Selectmen Chairwoman Cheryl Tully Stoll said. ‘This is something that needs to happen. It is a safety issue.’

“Constructed in the 1890s, the existing Saxonville fire station is too small to house modern firefighting equipment, and officials have raised concerns the 15-ton fire engine garaged inside is too heavy for its concrete floor. . . .”

See the full story (and drawing of the planned new building) by Jim Haddadin at the MetroWest Daily News.

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