The Catskill Watershed Corp. has awarded a $155,000 grant to the Olive Fire Department for the purchase of 2 acres that will be used for a new Company 5 fire station in Boiceville, about a mile east of the company's current facility on state Route 28.
In announcing the grant, the watershed corporation noted the current Company 5 station, at 4067 Route 28, was inundated with water when the nearby Esopus Creek flooded during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.
“Boiceville Fire Company No. 5 is considered a critical community facility and thus is eligible for CWC relocation assistance,” a press release from the corporation noted.
The expected cost of the new fire station was not immediately available.
The land where the new facility will be built is owned by Clark Ulmer and is part of a 29-acre parcel. The town will have to approve a subdivision of the land before the fire station can be built.