Scotia residents meet to discuss plans for new firehouse

Emily Burkhard & WNYT Staff
Created: February 18, 2020 07:20 PM

SCOTIA - Residents in the village of Scotia were hearing about plans for a new firehouse on Tuesday.

It's a story NewsChannel 13 brought your attention to this past weekend.


The firehouse was originally built in 1908 and firefighters say they actually have to walk sideways between the two engines because space is so limited.

Mayor Tom Gifford and other village officials have been working on designs to put the new firehouse in between the Mobil gas station and public library by Collins Park early next year - if taxpayers approve the plans.

The mayor says the state would also have to approve that use of the land and would then replace that section of the park with another piece of land elsewhere.

He says the cost of the project is somewhere between $10 million and $12 million. He says he believes that project budget would keep taxes at a reasonable rate.

Engineers were presenting the plans Tuesday night.

NewsChannel 13's Emily Burkhard will have an update on, NewsChannel 13 Live at 9 on My 4, and NewsChannel 13 Live at 11.

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