At Special Town Meeting, Westwood Residents Vote to Fund New Design for Fire Station Headquarters


At Westwood's Special Town Meeting this Wednesday evening, January 17th, resident voters approved Article I to fund a design for construction and bid procurement of a new High Street Fire Station headquarters. Voters  also approved Article II to reduce the amount of borrowing for the Hanlon-Deerfield School Project by $400,000 by transferring the same amount from approved borrowing for a planned purchase which has since been abandoned. 

On Article I to fund a design and bid procurement for Westwood's Fire Station One on High Street, a total of 242 electronic votes were recorded, with 154 voting in favor of the funding and 88 voting against. The article passed.

On Article II to approve abandonment of a previously planned purchase of a fire multipurpose vehicle which is no longer available, and transfer the already borrowed funds to the Hanlon-Deerfield School Project, thereby reducing the school project's borrowing costs, the article easily captured the required two-thirds majority vote with 206 voters casting "yes" votes and only 20 voters casting "no" votes, of a total of 226 voters.

The Special Town Meeting, which was scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. start, concluded business after about an hour, around 7:30 p.m. The meeting is viewable on Westwood Media Center's YouTube channel and by clicking here.

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