Cheshire Fire Department’s Roof Repair Will Be Costly
A special Cheshire town meeting Thursday will consider spending $85,000 to repair the fire station's partially collapsed roof.
The Berkshire Eagle reports iff approved, voters will take the money from Cheshire's stabilization fund, which requires a two-thirds majority.
The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the Cheshire Community Center on School Street.
About two months ago, the ceiling and large beams supporting the northern section of the roof fell on the women's bathroom and fire chief's office, according to Fire Chief Tom Francesconi.
No one was hurt, and none of the six fire trucks/emergency response vehicles housed in the decades-old building was damaged.
With millions of dollars of firefighting equipment to protect, Francesconi said the repairs are imperative until a better option comes along.