Since voters approved the funding for
a new Nanuet Fire House on September 17th, work has focused on
drawing up detailed construction plans.
Fire Commissioner Harold Straut recently said the plans and documents are being prepared for the final approval of the Board of Fire Commissioners.
“We hope to be able to put the project out for bid in early 2014, award the bid and break ground in the late summer or early fall,” said Straut.
Voters approved $16.1 million in bonding for the new 23,296 square foot firehouse on Old Middletown Road. Straut said the district is exploring financing options available to the Fire District in order to reduce the cost to taxpayers as much as possible. He said the $16.1 million would not be needed all at once so they looking at different types of bonds, federal grants, which was put on hold by the government shutdown.
Straut said the fire company would determine the future of the outdated and flood prone 70-year old firehouse on Prospect Street.
Related articles --------