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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.
â€śFor years, we have known that whoever had the existing option on the building we have now would have to move out,â€ť said Town Manager Michael Embury. â€ś[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.â€ť
â€śWe started looking around and said, hereâ€™s an empty building on Callahan Road,â€ť he added. â€śIt needs some work on the interior, but we started to look at it as good business.â€ť
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 Departmentâ€™s vehicles, but will also serve as a storage base for town records and the municipal golf course nearby.
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