City officials in North Adams painted a dire portrait of the city’s public safety building Tuesday as they outlined a $351,000 borrowing request for a roof replacement to the City Council.

The Berkshire Eagle reports first responders have been dealing with water dripping on their faces as they try to sleep with buckets steadily filling up near an expensive fingerprint machine.

The council heard the message loud and clear, unanimously passing the borrowing request to the required second reading, and agreeing to schedule a Public Safety Committee meeting to take a tour the building. The second and final vote on the borrowing proposal is now set for Nov. 27th.