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July 13, 2013

Tupper awaits word of grant for fire/police building

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Village officials said in forums held last spring that checks for grant portions of the building likely would not be sent until late September or October.

CONSTRUCTION IN FALL

Designed by Hueber-Breuer, building would then begin in the fall.

“It would give us time to put the shell of the building up by winter. We’re hopeful that this grant comes through by then.”

The building is designed to Essential Services Building Codes adopted by New York state after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Those codes require reinforced concrete walls and steel framework throughout the building to ensure the emergency center is secure and left standing through an attack or natural disaster.

Soil testing on Santa Clara Avenue is the only portion of the project that has started, Maroun said.

“They found some samples that required some more testing.”

PAYMENTS

Once the village bonds for the low-interest note, annual payments would be, at most, $152,000 for 30 years.

Of that, about $121,000 is for the fire-station portion of the building. The police facility would occupy about 21 percent of the structure.

Email Kim Smith Dedam:kdedam@pressrepublican.com

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