It's been an incredibly busy few weeks but let's start with the headliner…in June of 2019 I kicked off my candidacy for Public Safety Commissioner making a promise that I would do everything in my power to bring life saving emergency services to ALL Saratogians with the construction of a 3rd Fire Station, something you've heard politicians say for decades now. Well at long last, after decades of effort and work by so many people, finally our 3rd Station is becoming a reality.
A HUGE thank you to the incredible work of our Public Safety Department, Deputy Eileen Finneran, Fire Chiefs Joe Dolan and Aaron Dyer who have been working diligently in partnership with the Commissioner of Finance Michele Madigan and her team to get this project shovel ready. This last week, with unwavering support from the Mayor and entire city council, the 3rd Fire Station is full steam ahead.
See below for a first look at our 3rd Fire & Medical Services Station on Henning Road and the very exciting update on the project's status:
At the 9/7 council meeting, the council unanimously approved the issuance of a bond anticipation note to finance construction of the new facility.
The council also unanimously approved the award of a contract to Hueber-Breuer Construction Company of Syracuse, NY for planning, design, and construction management services to being immediately.
On 9/1, the Design Review Committee also returned a favorable opinion of the project, stating they 'appreciates the work and design changes that the project has undergone in order to lead to a durable, prominent building with lasting significance.'
Click below to read the city's official press release:
Especially after this past 18 months, the importance of having ambulances and life saving medical services available to all Saratogians, could not be more clear. We are tremendously lucky to already have such a spectacular Fire Department and this is truly an exciting new chapter for our entire community, protecting the health of our families, friends and fellow Saratogians for generations to come.