Registered voters in the Bridgehampton Fire District head to the polls Tuesday between 6 and 9 p.m. to cast their ballots on the district's proposal to buy the Pulver Gas property.
The community is asked to agree . The district would take out a 15-year bond, and with a 3.5 percent interest rate, the cost to the taxpayers would be $25.69 per year per $1 million in assessed value.
If the referendum passes, the fire district will still need to pay for construction on the new property. Steve Halsey, the chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners, said the department hopes to keep costs down in the future development of the Pulver property, and he noted that the current buildings could be used for offices exactly as they stand.
The specific use for the property is not set in stone, but Halsey said Pulver Gas would maintain occupancy until the completion of its two-year lease, so there would be time to plan for the parcel’s future. He noted that the Bridgehampton Fire Department is now at maximum density on its current property and it’s already in need of breathing room.
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Registered voters in the Bridgehampton Fire District can vote on the referendum from 6 to 9 p.m. at the , 64 School Street, Bridgehampton.