New Public Safety Complex for Mansfield?

The town is eyeing a joint police and fire department complex.

Mansfield's public safety departments may have outgrown their shells. The town may be considering constructing a new facility to house its fire and police departments, reports The Sun Chronicle.

Mansfield Public Works Director Lee Azinheira told the Chronicle that the town may tear down its public works garage on Route 106 after a new garage is built at another location. Then, they would construct a new joint public safety facility on the vacant lot for both the police and fire departments. 

The North Main Street fire station was built in 1930 and, over the past 80 years, the station and its equipment have grown - making space tight in the facility. 

HJ February 18, 2014 at 07:27 PM
If I win the $400m Powerball, I'll donate the money to Mansfield to build the DPW building & the this new Police/Fire building. Maybe I'll have a few pennies left over for myself.
BH February 18, 2014 at 07:34 PM
Just what this town needs. If they want to spend $16 mil on a heated garage I can imagine a joint police and fire house being proposed for upwards of $50-70 mil. This is not the direction to go, next they will want a new town hall, new electric department building , new everything. This happens in so many towns and is already starting now, "well they got one, so I want one too" Say hello to higher property taxes.
HJ February 18, 2014 at 09:27 PM
BH, I totally expect some jealous town employees to want their own palace once the first one is finally built. My suggestion would be for all of this is....if/when Shaw's Supermarket eventually goes out of business, reconfigure the building and move Police/Fire/DPW/TownHall there. High ceilings for the trucks, heated for the mechanics & plenty of room & parking. What's not to love about that idea?
BH February 18, 2014 at 09:53 PM
That would cost more than a new one and would already be a dated building. Not nearly high enough ceilings, no drainage for flushing of hoses, tanks etc. not nearly big enough for all, slab is probably too thin for the pounds per square inch. The building would be demo'd and rebuilt with the amount of renovation that would need to be done. Good location tho
BH February 19, 2014 at 07:26 AM
Let's focus more on the fact that the fire and police want out of their facilities that are still operational and are not dilapidated. It's just so typical that this comes up a month after the dpw says they need a new palace.


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