East Pembroke voters approve new fire hall for their volunteers
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on July 29, 2014 - 9:47pm
Voters in the East Pembroke Fire District today approved on a 167-45 vote the construction of a new fire hall for their community.
The vote authorizes the district to proceed with the $3 million project, which will provide volunteer firefighters with a new 11,128 square-foot facility.
The building will contain not only more room for existing fire trucks, but rooms for hose drying, decontamination and air packs.
As a result of the vote, property owners in the district will see their tax assessment increase from the current $1.10 per $1,000 of assessed value to a maximum of $1.98.
The new hall will replace an aging and structurally deficient building that has seen its better days.