Manlius (NY) Residents to Vote on Fire Station

Residents in the village of Manlius will vote March 18, during the regularly scheduled village elections, on a $10.8 million bond referendum to build a new fire station.

Manlius village officials have scheduled three informational hearings on the proposal to present the plans and answer questions about the new station. Two meetings are in February, and one is in March.

The proposed 26,000-square-foot, one-story fire station would be built at the corner of Route 92 and Enders Road in Manlius on a 4 1/2-acre site. It would serve the town of Pompey and Manlius fire districts, along with the village of Manlius.

The estimated cost to taxpayers is up to $48 for a home assessed at $100,000, village officials say. But that may drop to $32 for a $100,000 home because the village has changed ambulance billing companies and expects to save quite a bit of money, said Village Clerk Martha Dygert.

The bond would be for 30 years.

By law, only village of Manlius residents will be able to vote on the bond referendum; although the cost will be be shared by village residents and residents in the town of Manlius and Pompey fire protection districts.

The new station would include five large bays, eight bunk-in spaces which can sleep up to 12 people, a meeting room, kitchen, exercise room, training room and required decontamination room, which the existing facilities don’t have.

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