Plan for revamping Milton’s fire stations available for review

The Boston Globe | By Johanna Seltz
January 13, 2017

Milton residents can review the almost $25 million proposal to update the town’s three fire stations, two of which were built in the era of horse-drawn fire apparatus.

The Milton Fire Space Needs Committee will present the plan at three community meetings — starting on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in Fuller Village, 1372 Brush Hill Road — as a first step in soliciting comments from the public, according to committee chairman Steve Morash.

He said his committee plans to ask the May Town Meeting to appoint a building committee to work out details of how to finance and proceed with the improvements.

“We know it needs to be done; it hasn’t been done in a long time,” Morash said. “The question is whether it should be done all at once or by individual station.’

Morash’s committee worked with Kaestle Boos Associates consultants to study the existing fire stations and recommend improvements. A resulting report concludes that all three stations are cramped, inefficient, and don’t meet current safety and building codes.

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