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, YOUR VOTE IS CRITICAL AGAIN IN 2014.
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 11th 2014, residents will vote once again on whether the Town of Milton should build a new fire/EMS facility.
The town has previously presented proposals to residents in 2007, 2008 2009 and 2013. Over the past few years, the fire department has reevaluated the needs of the town and the department. This year we are presenting the same proposal as last year with only a few minor adjustments. The board of selectmen, the fire department, and the building committee still believe the project to be a top priority in securing Milton’s infrastructure for the future.
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 remain low and construction rates are beginning to trend upwards. The building committee is working hard with the 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