Oxbow Fire Department frustrated over stalled state money for new station

  • Source: WWNY-TV 7 Fox 28 Watertown
  • Published: 05/13/2021 04:01 PM

The Oxbow Fire Department is building a new fire station. But, work has stalled because the money the department was awarded from New York state hasn’t fully come in. Last fall, the fire department learned it was awarded $100,000. However, the state has only paid half and fire department members say, without the other half, there’s not much more they can do. “We don’t get this other half, we’re going to bankrupt ourselves trying to keep this building going,” said Anne Potter, assistant fire chief. The exterior remains unfinished, leaving it exposed to the weather, walls aren’t covered, and wires are exposed. The Oxbow Fire Hall has been under construction since last summer. The fire department was promised the $100,000 grant from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, or DASNY.


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