YES: 447 NO: 334
The Fire Station recieved 57% of the needed 60% of voters missing approval by only 21 voters.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE PROJECT.
First and foremost, welcome to our web site, sponsored by the firefighters of Milton. The intent of this site is to inform you about the particulars of the proposed future Milton Fire Station. On Tuesday, March 12th 2013, residents will vote on whether the Town of Milton should build a new fire station. For more information on the department please visit www.miltonfirerescue.com.
The town has previously presented proposals to residents in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Over the past few years, the fire department has reevaluated the needs of the town and the department. The board of selectmen, the fire department, and the building committee believe this is the best year to present this project to the residents of Milton.
As time passes on, the cost of building will only continue to rise, eventually putting hope of a new station out of reach to the taxpayers of Milton. Currently, bond rates are at an all-time low and construction rates are beginning to trend upwards. The building committee is working hard with the potential architect and construction management firm to design a quality building that will withstand the demanding needs of the firefighters, EMT’s and emergency responders of the town for many years to come while keeping the cost as low as possible. An important part of this project to keep in mind is the donation of a nearly perfect piece of land for construction of a new fire station, known as the Herbert Downs Fire Station.
Thank you for taking the time to look at the proposed new station and to consider approving it in March. Please feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions, comments, or concerns at any time, I am more than willing to assist in any way I can.
Again, thank you,
Chief Nicholas Marique