Planning Has Begun on Wollaston Township’s New Firehall
Contruction is slated to begin on Wollaston Township's new fire hall in spring 2020 (Photo credit: supplied)
“It’s outlived its life two or three times over.”
That is what Wollaston Township’s Deputy Reeve Lynn Kruger said about their current firehall.
Greenview Environmental Management presented to council on Monday the plan for the building of a new firehall. The plan is that construction will begin in the spring of 2020, but until then there’s a lot of planning to do.
“There’s not enough space (in the current firehall) for the equipment they do have,” Kruger said when asked why a new hall is necessary. If they want to train, they have to remove all the equipment so they have enough room she added about the firehall that was originally built in the early 70s.
As of now, the location of where the new hall will be hasn’t been decided. The Township’s previous council thought about keeping the new firehall in the same spot as the current/old hall. Kruger says that could be a problem because of the size of the property.
Kruger says that before building begins they will work on getting grants to help with the cost and also seek public input. “It might be a big expense, but in the long run hopefully it will save money too,” she said.