The Port Ewen (NY) Volunteer Fire Department is getting a new $6.5 million station, reports dailyfreeman.com.
Voters recently overwhelmingly approved the measure for a new 26,643-square-foot facility on a 2.6-acre parcel on Town Hall Way, the report says, about a mile south of where the current 10,100-square-foot stations stand.
A study of utility expenses shows annual costs could be reduced by $3,678 in a new facility, according to the report.
Crews began using Station 1 at 161 Broadway in 1896, which was destroyed by fire and replaced in 1908, and then had additions in the 1950s and 1965, the report says.
Station 2, at 153 Broadway, opened in 1976 to house large apparatus.