NORTH KINGSTOWN - A new fire maintenance building will be going into the old Stanley-Bostich location on Callahan Road after the town council voted this past Monday evening in executive session. Council members have been discussing options for a new home for fire maintenance, which currently resides at Power Street in Quonset.
“For years, we have known that whoever had the existing option on the building we have now would have to move out,” said Town Manager Michael Embury. “[Director of the Quonset Development Corporation] Steven King notified me that the option is going to be exercised and we needed to be out by June.”
“We started looking around and said, here’s an empty building on Callahan Road,” he added. “It needs some work on the interior, but we started to look at it as good business.”
Embury further stated that the town will enter into a 10-year lease on the building with an option to purchase after the lease ends. Final terms and purchase details, said Town Council President Elizabeth Dolan, will be released at a later date.
The building itself will be used primarily for the maintenance of the Fire Department’s vehicles, but will also serve as a storage base for town records and the municipal golf course nearby.
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