Castleton moves on plans for new firehouseAugust 06,2013By Lucia Suarez
CASTLETON — Two weeks after residents approved a new fire station, town officials have taken the first steps towards construction.
In a short special meeting Monday night, the Castleton Select Board authorized the town manager and the town's attorney to begin deed work for the purchase and to present the project plans to the Development Review Board for the subdivision permits on the property.
Town Manager Charles Jacien said these two steps were part of a recommendation by the town's attorney Ted Parise to get the project out to bid.
In a letter to Jacien, the attorney said the steps after those are completed include acquiring any state permits including Act 250 and closing on the property itself before seeking the bond money.
“We would be going for a United States Department of Agriculture bond instead of a bond bank because it is revolving,” the town manager said, adding that the footprint plans drawn up by John Berryhill of NBF Architects were enough to start the Act 250 process.
“We are about $40,000 away from bidding,” Jacien said.
At a special vote last month, town residents voted to approve the construction of a $1.5 million fire station on a 5-acre property on Route 30, near the Castleton Health Center. The vote tally was 449-378.MORE IN This Just InSki area operators in Vermont and across northern New England were giddy Wednesday at the... Full Story
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