BERLIN – Town officials questioned the Berlin Fire Company’s plans to build a new station as funding needs at its primary location grow.
Following a budget presentation by David Fitzgerald, president of the Berlin Fire Company (BFC), town leaders said funding would be put to better use at the organization’s Main Street headquarters than on a new station outside town limits.
“I don’t understand why you want to build something two miles down the road and not take care of what you have,” Councilman Thom Gulyas said. “It just doesn’t make fiscal sense.”
Fitzgerald, joined by Fire Chief Jim Corron and EMS Chief Duane Phillips, outlined the fire company’s annual funding needs for town officials during Monday’s council meeting. Their presentation came after PKS & Company told the council the fire company had total net assets of $5.6 million and was a in a “very healthy” financial position.