Planning Board committee to present recommendation on new Fire Station 3

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 24, 2017

By Jessica Coates

SALISBURY — At this week’s Salisbury Planning Board meeting, a Planning Board committee will present its recommendation regarding whether a new Fire Station 3 should be built on Mahaley Avenue.

Fire Station 3, built in 1956, is the second-oldest fire station in Salisbury. Should the new station be constructed, the old one will be demolished.

At the last Planning Board meeting, held on June 27, several members of the neighborhood that borders the proposed fire station came to express their concerns.

They said that the station would create light and noise pollution and that the proposed construction could affect a large forested area that many neighbors are fond of.

A committee was formed at the June 27 meeting to discuss in more detail whether the proposed fire station — which would be built on the 100 block of Mahaley Street — would be a good idea.

The committee — which is composed of Jon Post, Randy Reamer, Eric Phillips and Bill Wagoner — met on July 10.

The committee is expected to present their findings at Tuesday’s meeting and make a recommendation to the board. The board will then take that recommendation into consideration as they decide what the next steps will be.

The meeting will take place in the City Council chambers — located at 217 South Main Street — at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Contact reporter Jessica Coates at 704-797-4222.