Village Sells Building To Dexter Fire Department
Despite some friction, the Dexter Fire Department will soon have its own fire station.
The Dexter village board voted Tuesday to sell municipal building to the Brownville Fire District for $340,000.
Right now, the building houses village offices and the Dexter Fire Department, but the village recently put the building up for sale because it needed more space.
Friction between the two groups was apparent last week when the two sides were $40 thousand dollars apart.
The village's original asking price was $350,000.
Both sides say they're happy the deal is done.
"It saves a lot of apprehension on our part as to what we would do with the fire department if the district had not been able to buy the building," said firefighter Craig Tucker.
"Everybody wanted that," said Dexter Mayor James Eves, referring to the sale. "Everybody wants the fire department right here."
"We don't want them out of town, we don't want them any other place," he said. "We want them right here."
The village still has to decide when it is leaving the building and work out a closing date with the Brownville Fire District.
New village offices will be built on Liberty Street. The village already owns that property, but needs the proceeds from the sale to cover construction costs.
Thursday, October 2, 2014, Watertown, NY
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