Greenville resident gives land for rescue squad building
Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media a Greenville property owner has stepped forward to donate a five-acre parcel to the town for the construction of a new rescue squad building. The town board voted unanimously on November 21, to approve the contract. “The person has property on Irving Road,” Town Supervisor Paul Macko [Mack-oh] said. “They want to donate five acres of property for the town of Greenville to build a rescue squad building. They are basically donating the five acres for $1, and we will cover all the closing expenses.” The town has declined to identify the donor. The Greenville Rescue Squad and the town entered into a new five-year contract on November 9, which included plans to construct a new emergency services building for the squad. The town had been considering a plot of town-owned land located behind the Greenville Public Library, but Macko said the Irving Road site is better situated to house the new structure. The property behind the library “...would have been a tough place to get in and out in times of emergencies, especially with parking at the library,” Macko said. “I think the Irving Road property will afford us much safer and quicker conditions to get in and out.” Town officials also established a building committee consisting of town board members John Bensen and Will VonAtzingen, plus a couple of rescue squad members, to work through the details of the project. The building is expected to cost somewhere between $750,000 and $1 million, Macko said. Town attorney Tal Rappleyea said he will start the process of acquiring the parcel. Read more at TheUpStter [dot] com.