By an overwhelming margin Tuesday, the voters in the Fire District chose to acquire a 3.7-acre Main Street parcel where officials hope to someday build a new fire station.
Four years after district officials twice tried and narrowly failed to achieve the needed two-thirds majority vote in favor of the acquisition, voters Tuesday night approved the measure by a margin of 194-22.
On Tuesday, the district's voters will be asked in a special 7 p.m. district meeting whether to acquire a 3.7-acre Main Street parcel where the Prudential Committee, which oversees the district, hopes to build a new fire station.
The Finance Committee voted unanimously to support the plan of local school officials to expand the Mount Greylock Regional School District and the proposed purchase of a Simonds Road property for a new police station — questions likely to be posed to the town at a special town meeting on Nov. 14.
The committee that oversees the town's fire district voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to enter into a purchase and sales agreement for a 3.7-acre Main Street parcel where officials hope to build a new fire station.
The three-person Prudential Committee, which governs the district, has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at which the committee is expected to vote to sign a purchase-and-sales agreement on the 3.7-acre so-called Lehovec property at 562 Main St. (Route 2).
If the Public Safety Building Study Committee has its way, it may not be the Public Safety Building Study Committee much longer.
The panel Tuesday decided to ask the Board of Selectmen to give the committee a new focus: developing a plan for a new police station.
The Cheshire Fire Department is asking players not to hang around the station after players have been found blocking doors with their vehicles.
"We have had numerous incidents lately where we have gone to our station to respond to an emergency call and have found vehicles parked in front of our apparatus bay doors," the department posted on its Facebook page on Thursday.