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East Syracuse Fire Department celebrates new facility

Courbat said the new location encroaches on his family's living space, noting the vociferous siren call.

"They said they wouldn't run their sirens until they got onto Kinne Street, but that hasn't been the case," Courbat said. "It's a quality of life situation."

Town Councilor Ken Andrews responded.

"This project went through a complete planning board process just as any commercial building would have done," Andrews said. "There were public hearings for residents to voice their concerns and Mr. Courbat did voice his displeasure, but his was a very lonely although loud voice in opposition to this project."

As for the fire siren, the fire department in conjunction with sound engineers has come up with a state-of-the-art directional siren, Andrews said.

"The department has also agreed to limit the hours of operation of the siren as well. It is however, a fire siren and it is meant to alert people to the needs of the community. It will be heard in neighborhoods," Andrews said.

"I am sorry Mr. Courbat is opposed to the placement of this building but he really needs to look at the bigger picture and realize this is a positive accomplishment for the entire community."

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