Voters Reject Plan for New Fire Station in Selkirk

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For the second time in recent weeks, Capital Region voters have said no to plans to build a new fire station in their community. 

Two weeks ago, voters in Waterford-Halfmoon turned down plans for a new station. 

Now voters in Selkirk have followed suit, turning thumbs down on a plan to build a new Selkirk station, rebuild Glenmont's station 2 and make upgrades to South Bethlehem station 3. 

Selkirk Fire Commissioner Bill Asprion says the buildings have reached a point where they're not safe. 

For instance, the ladder truck at station 2 only clears the roof by a few inches.

Homeowners would have had to pay an extra $100 on the average.

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