The Prudential Committee is moving forward with its effort to have a consultant evaluate Fire Department operations and hopefully give an indication of how much space is needed for a new fire station on Main Street.

The Berkshire Eagle reports during the Prudential Committee meeting Wednesday, members authorized interviewing three different consultants next week who have responded to a request for proposals. Ideally, the study will evaluate personnel needs and delineate 20-year projections for building needs.

The former Lehovec property at 578 Main St. has been cleared of brush, and the town has removed about two dozen trees from the site, said Williamstown Fire Chief Craig Pedercini. The committee now is seeking a firm to remove the stumps. Once that is done, an area will be prepared to store fill soil that will later be used to raise the elevation of the front of the property.

Williamstown Prudential Committee bought the parcel in April for $400,000.

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