Litchfield Fire Station PASSES!
After receiving 63% of the vote, we are happy to announce that the new Litchfield Fire Station passed. On behalf of the Litchfield Fire Department, we want to thank all the residents that came to the polls during the storm – we are very excited to get started! We will continue to keep you apprised of our progress as the project continues to move forward.
Thanks for checking out this website and your interest the project. Please check back often for updated information on the new fire station proposal. If at any time you have questions, please do not hesitate to call 424-8071 or email email@example.com.
The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved (5-0-0) a revised Fire Station Bond Article in the amount of $3,750,000. This number includes construction of a new four-bay, 11,000 square-foot fire station, sitework and soft costs. According to our assessing records, the median price of a Litchfield home is about $300,000. Based on this, the tax impact of the first-year bond payment is about $90 dollars per year or $0.25 per day.
Based on the feedback from the Bond Article public hearing from those in attendance as well as on social media, we have made several changes to the design of the station. These revisions were made collectively by members of the Board of Selectman, Budget Committee, Eckman Construction, Warrrenstreet Architects and Town & Department staff. We believe that the valued engineering completed to reduce the overall cost of the project will not have an adverse affect on the needs or operations of the fire department. To this extent, where items were reduced or eliminated, planning was done to simplify future modifications. The best example of this is the rear doors on the apparatus bays. They were removed to reduce costs, however they will be framed as doors so that when future site work is completed to have access around the rear of the building, the walls can be opened and doors installed with little to no modification to the structural components of the building.
Please take a few minutes to go through the website and review the project. Again, if you have any questions, call, email or visit our Facebook page at Litchfield Fire Rescue.