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Fayetteville residents approve new fire hall

A new fire hall is on its way for members of the Fayetteville Fire Department. Voters approved the $6 million proposal Tuesday July 16.

Nearly half the village turned out to vote. The final tally was 336 in favor to 269 against. Residents in both Fayetteville and Manlius will be splitting the cost at about $68 per $100,000 of assessed property.

A 2,300 square foot facility will replace the current building.

"As mayor, I've always wanted the residents of Fayetteville to make this important decision," said Mayor Mark Olson. "The fire department has a need to upgrade the

facility that will meet the needs of the residents they serve and we are pleased that the residents feel this is a worthwhile project."

Olson added he was very pleased with the voter turnout.

"Village government is the best form of government because it is closest to the people, and the residents are truly involved in their community," Olson said. "The vote showed that the residents of the village of Fayetteville care about their community. I want to thank them all for coming out and casting their vote and thank the Fire Department for all their service to our community."

Amenities will include overnight accommodations for volunteers, separate shower facilities for men and women, a decontamination area, and individual storage space for gear and tools.

Fire department officials said it would work on the design with the help of the public this summer. They hope to put the project out to bid in the fall and begin work sometime early next year.

News10now contributed to this story.

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