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Firehouse Referendum Spurs Debate In Mount Kisco

A rendering of a proposed addition to the Green Street firehouse in Mount Kisco.
A rendering of a proposed addition to the Green Street firehouse in Mount Kisco. Photo Credit: H2M/screen shot

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Mount Kisco voters will decide whether they want to pay for renovations to the village's three firehouses on Election Day.

The $10.25 million referendum would pay for upgrades at the Mutual Engine and Hose firehouse on East Main Street, the facility on Green Street and the Independent Fire Company firehouse on Lexington Avenue.

Work would include making the buildings more energy efficient, bringing the buildings up to code, roof and window replacement, equipment upgrades and making the buildings compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Frank Mannion, chairman of the Mount Kisco Board of Fire Commissioners said has said has not been done on the buildings in three decades, according to the Examine r. At a forum on Oct. 17, residents questioned why Mount Kisco needs three separate firehouses. Building a new single firehouse would cost $14 million, not including the cost of purchasing the property, Mannion, , said, according to the Examiner.

Mayor Michael Cindrich said if the referendum fails, the village would have to spend $5 to $6 million to make the firehouse ADA compliant, according to the Examiner.

To read the Examiner story, click here .

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