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Columbia County to buy property for firefighter training center

Jul 21, 2017 6:10 am

Richard Moody is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the Columbia County Board of Supervisors has agreed to purchase 9.7 acres located at 50 Grandinetti Drive in the Gerald R. Simons Commerce Park for $840,000. The property will be used as a firefighter training center and a central location for emergency vehicles and equipment. The parcel includes a two-story, 1,100-square-foot building. “Our lawyers are working on closing, hopefully within the next 30 days,” said Stuyvesant Town Supervisor Ronald Knott. “We’re making plans for the property. Purchasing the land is the big step; the rest will take some time.” The last fire training facility the county owned was the training tower on the Pine Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center property in Philmont, which was sold some years ago. Knott said construction of the facility will cost approximately $750,000. He said the county's own facilities crew may be able to handle the project, with the assistance of some volunteers from local fire agencies. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.