A Special Town Meeting is scheduled for November 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Collins Center at Andover High School. The Special Town Meeting will have one article to consider land acquisition and the construction of a new Ballardvale Fire Station.
The town has developed a website on the proposed Ballardvale Fire Station project for those who are interested in learning more about the project and the Special Town Meeting. Visit www.andoverma.gov/BallardvaleFire.
The Town of Andover will host a comprehensive series of public informational meetings for a proposed fire station project at the current Ballardvale site. The series of informational meetings kicked off on Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm with a meeting at Ballardvale Fire Station.
Public Information Session Schedule
November 8, 2018 - 8:00 AM - Andover Senior Center, 30 Whittier Court
November 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM - Ballardvale Fire Station, 163 Andover Street
November 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM - Town Offices, Selectmen's Meeting Room, 36 Bartlet Street
November 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM - Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street
*All sessions will either be broadcast live or recorded for Andover TV
The meetings, led by Town Manager Andrew Flanagan and Fire Chief Michael Mansfield, will serve as public forums for residents to provide input and ask questions as town officials begin the design for a new station at the current Ballardvale Fire Station site.
“These meetings will give residents an opportunity to learn the thought process behind the organization’s proposal to build at the current site and the many benefits it provides to enhanced fire rescue services, while at the same time being respectful to taxpayers. Through our five year Capital Improvement Program that provides funding for building projects, equipment, and other expenses that have a long term use, Ballardvale Fire Station is funded within the limits of Proposition 2 ½, so no override or special vote is needed.”
Added Mansfield, “We have an opportunity to both enhance fire rescue services and provide equity throughout the community with this proposal. I look forward to resident feedback as we balance the needs of the department with the requests of the neighborhood and community at large.”
The informational meetings will cover a range of topics that include:
• Building design
• Scope and size of project
• Fire Service enhancement
• Traffic and intersection improvements
To view the Town Meeting website visit www.andoverma.gov/townmeeting