The proposed fiscal 2020 budget of $2,177,361 is down 21 percent from this year's budget of $2,777,800 but it does include the additions of a full-time fire chief position and a single full-time firefighter position.
Sixteen voters checked in to a special district meeting, where they unanimously approved a proposal to expand the Prudential Committee, which governs the town's Fire Department, from three to five members.
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 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).