The Southampton Village trustees and the fire department will host a public meeting on the proposed $5.9 million Hampton Road Firehouse this Wednesday, September 23.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the firehouse, and the members of the Southampton Fire Department, along with the architect designing the new structure, Dominic LaPierre of Ashley McGraw Architects in Aquebogue, will give a presentation and answer questions from the public.
There will be a referendum on the $5.9 million bond to fund the firehouse construction on October 9.
If the project is approved by voters, a village property owner whose house is assessed at $1 million would see a property tax increase of $48 a year, or $4 per month.
The new firehouse is proposed to be 14,000 square feet, more than three times larger than the current 4,500-square-foot firehouse.
The new two-floor firehouse would have a partial basement, four bays for the village’s fire trucks, a multipurpose room, a conference room, and a gear room where firefighters would be able to gear up before heading to a blaze.