City to borrow for fire station renovation

GREENFIELD — City officials will borrow up to $3.3 million to pay for renovations at fire station 22 on West New Road.

The Greenfield City Council this week gave final approval to pursue a bond for upgrades to the 25-year-old fire station. The board’s seven members unanimously approved the proposal.

The station, 210 W. New Road, opened in the spring of 1991 to house volunteer firefighters. As the city’s population grew, so did the number of firefighters, turning the station into a secondary firehouse that now houses six firefighters every shift, said Fire Chief James Roberts.

The facility isn’t large enough to accommodate their needs, he has said.

Plans call for a two-story addition to the west side of the existing facility to include new living quarters, a locker room, storage for equipment, a kitchen, a day room, a fitness area and a new ambulance bay. The existing facility will be renovated into a training center and office space.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or squinn@greenfieldreporter.com.