Newburyport City Councilor: Replacing West End fire station is top priority

  • Source: Newburyport Daily News
  • Published: 01/13/2020 01:50 AM

When it comes down to it, the replacement of the West End fire station is “the No. 1 capital improvement need” for the city, according to Ward 2 city councilor and new council President Jared Eigerman. “No one can defend the condition of that station,” Eigerman told Local Pulse host Joe DiBiase. “It’s basically a glorified garage. It’s a garage where you have firefighters sleeping next to the engines separated by a plaster wall.” The West End fire station is decades old and in dire shape. The city has been looking at replacing the station, but the cost of doing so is a concern. “We’re in overtime already,” Eigerman said on the internet radio show Saturday. “It must be replaced. It’s hard to conceive of a more important investment that the taxpayers can make than that station.”


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