NEW CASTLE, N.Y. – Leaders of New Castle Fire District No. 1 are asking residents for a $215 annual tax increase that will fund an expansion of the King Street Firehouse in Chappaqua, according to The Examiner.
The fire district seeks to purchase land adjacent to the firehouse at 491 King St. and complete demolition and mitigation work for about $2.6 million, according to The Examiner, which reported that an additional $12.7 million is sought for the construction of a 16,500-square-foot expansion of the existing structure.
In total, the fire district seeks $15.3 million to upgrade the 1954 building that was last expanded in the 1970s, according to The Examiner.
If the two-part proposition is approved by voters, annual fire taxes will jump by more than $215 on average for the first 16 years, according to The Examiner, which reported that taxes would then decrease by $40 during the 10 years following.
An informational meeting about the proposal is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, and the vote is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, according to The Examiner, which reported that both events are to take place at the King Street Firehouse.