By a 54-vote margin, voters in Waterford and Halfmoon said "no" to a new fire station on Tuesday.
The proposed project would have cost $12.3 million, and would have been built at the current site.
Average homeowner in Halfmoon would have paid about $125 more per year for the new station, while those in Waterford would have paid a little more than $70.
Fire Commissioner John D'Allesandro says there are a number of structural, safety, and health problems with the building.
He says it's time to move on and start planning for the next 50 to 75 years of fire service and emergency response.