Over half DPW equipment is routinely stored outdoors
DPW Chief Guilford Mooring and Weston & Sampson consultants present to Amherst Select Board
The Amherst Select Board was given an informational heads up presentation last night concerning the new DPW facility, which clocks in at 8.5 acres but combines many functions now spread out all over town and with a somewhat startling sticker price of $37 million, but that will go down somewhat after one site is chosen.
Current DPW building has no fire suppression sprinkler system
Giant Arbor Vitaes would be removed for new for Fire Station entrance
Currently the plan is for the new $65+ million Wildwood Mega School to allow Fort River to be abandoned so it can become the new DPW. The beloved old current DPW "Barn" would be demolished (after a Historical Commission demo delay hearing of course) for a new South Fire Station.
AFD Central Station is too old and cramped for a modern day Fire Department
And the old downtown Central Station could be used for either the Jones Library expansion or sold to a private developer to become a taxpaying mixed use signature building in the heart of our commercial district.
Fort River Elementary School: Colorful new location for DPW?