Manlius considering new fire house

MANLIUS, N.Y. -- The idea of building a new fire station in the Village of Manlius is once again gathering steam.

The village has gone back and forth for months on what to do about its two aging fire houses.

Mayor Mark-Paul Serafin says a fire facilities committee is looking into the issue and with the help of the DOT and 911 officials, they are taking a serious look at new construction.

Two potential sites have been identified. One is on the corner of Enders Road and Route 92. The other is on Route 173 just beyond Pleasant Street.

Serafin says the goal is to build toward a sustainable future, but they ultimately want to make sure the right decision is made.

"We're being very cautious. We're being very dutiful in how we're going through this process. You know we're turning over every single stone so once we make the recommendation, it's going to be, I think, the very best path for us to take," Serafin said.

Building a new facility comes with a price tag of $7 million. The committee hopes to make a recommendation to the board of trustees within the next two months. At that point, it would be presented to the public and eventually put up for a vote.

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