By Jackson Wang Halfmoon November 26, 2018 @5:34PM
Fire officials in the Halfmoon Waterford fire district are seeking a new firehouse but ultimately it will be the residents who decide — the current fire house was built in 1961.
With more emergency calls each year and the department continuiously growing, fire officials say it is time for a new adequate building with more space.
This proposed project will cost about $12.3 million and will be built at the current site, adding more than 5,000 square feet.
If passed the average homeowner in Halfmoon will pay about $126 more annually — in Waterford that amount would be about $73.
"It has served us well but there are a number of structural, safety, and health problems in the building now, so it's time to move on and start planning for the next 50 or 75 years of the fire service and emergency response in the district," said John D'Alessandro, Halfmoon-Waterford Fire Commissioner
A bond referendum to finance the project will be held Tuesday night with the vote taking place from 6 to 9 p.m.
Thanks a lot for giving this important bond vote a short window of opportunity to vote on it. I mean that sarcastically. I suppose you prefer the turnout be low, as you want few people to have the opportunity to cast their votes. 6 to 9PM? Are you kidding? Because of this time frame, I am unable to vote, and I am sure others have the same problem meeting this tight time frame. You guys have some nerve. This is so sneaky and contrived. Talk about transparency in government, well not in Halfmoon. John J. Flanagan