The Northern Westchester Examiner

Yorktown Heights Fire District Voters Approve $1.5M Bond

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Voters in the Yorktown Heights Fire District approved a $1.5 million bond Tuesday night to fund improvements to the Locksley Road firehouse.

By a slim margin of 167 to 159, voters in primarily the southern end of Yorktown gave the go-ahead for the construction of a second addition on the 30-year-old building, which is known as Station #2.

On June 17, in a special election, voters rejected the same proposal. According to district officials, the roof on the Locksley Road firehouse leaks and must be replaced. They said it’s more cost effective to add a second level. The 15-year bond will also cover new kitchen equipment and other need repairs.

The Yorktown Heights Board of Fire Commissioners is also reportedly moving ahead with plans to build a new firehouse on Route 134, which has been rejected four times by voters.

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