We need fire station, but can we afford it?

BRATTLEBORO — I was quoted as questioning whether having a fire station in West Brattleboro would be prudent. That is inaccurate. We definitely need a fire station at this end of the town!

I asked whether it was good fiscal sense to build a whole new firehouse. The architectural firm tells us we are going to save $200,000 by building new, but I am sure that in building or renovating three complexes at once (the police/municipal center and two firehouses) we will have cost overruns and end up spending more than the $14 million bond, which was voted on without much debate in October 2012.

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