The Mount Vernon Fire Department is asking the City Council to consider sending a bond proposal to voters in February that if passed would give the department the money to make changes at each of its three stations.
The bond would allow the department to address advances in fire service and the growing population of the city, said Chief Bryan Brice.
The city does not yet have a cost estimate for the project because the specifics may change depending on public input.
The need, however, has been determined, said Mount Vernon Mayor Jill Boudreau.
“With a growing city, we simply need more infrastructure to provide the level of service (people) expect,” she said.
The largest part of the project would involve building a new station to replace the aging Station 1, which is currently attached to City Hall in downtown.