Plans for a new $3.8 million fire station were unveiled at the Wheatland Town Board meeting Monday.
The concept — which includes eight bays, a 64-seat training room, a kitchen, a locker room for turnout gear, showers, and a day room and sleeping quarters — is a scaled-down version of a plan presented last year. That plan included a new Village Hall and had a price tag that topped $5.4 million.
If approved by electors at a special meeting, it would be built to the south of the existing four-bay station, which is 42 years old.
“I believe we have designed a building that will allow us to be flexible in the future,” Fire Chief Lou Denko said. “We came to you with an honest, lean plan for what we need.”
Supervisor Kelly Wilson, the board member on the planning committee, said they learned a lot from visiting other stations and seeing what they did and did not include.
“I’m very pleased with this,” Wilson said. “There is no fluff in here. It is a vital, core structure in our community.”