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Taxpayers say "no" to new fire hall in the Town of Caton

CATON, N.Y. (WETM) - In a record turnout, voters in Caton say no to a project to construct a brand new fire hall.

Over 200 people showed up to the polls ton Tuesday night, to figure out if the Town of Caton would get a new fire hall.

The results, 55 yes and 178 no. Not too many people were on board with the plans for the $2.8 million project. 

The current fire hall made of cinder block was built back in 1957. As the department continues to grow, they simply need more up to date spaces that would benefit the generations to come. They need more space. 

"The building is showing its age," says Chairman Walt Maxwell. "The trucks that we have now, it has about 6 inches of clearance from the top of the truck to the ceiling, so we're really overdoing the building. "

If approved, the new hall would have been funded by saving, grants, and tax payers. Their hope was that the new building would last for another 70 to 80 years. 

Fire officials tell us their next step is to contact their lawyer to see what their options are. 
 


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