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Halfmoon-Waterford fire district proposing bond for new station after previous plan failed

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HALFMOON, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Fire commissioners at the Halfmoon-Waterford volunteer fire department are proposing a $10 million bond to voters in the district to build a brand new station. 

The vote, scheduled for May 7, comes about six months after a $12.3 million bond proposal failed to pass by about 50 votes.

The new plan cuts down on the square footage from the original plan and doesn’t include other amenities like a large kitchen and community room. 

Fire commissioners cite lack of space and health concerns, which cause slower response times as reasons for the new station. 

The average homeowner in Halfmoon would see their taxes increase about $100 a year, while the average homeowner in Waterford would see theirs increase about $60 a year. 

While many are on board with the plan, others still say $10 million is too much to spend on a new station. 

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