Continued discussion of the proposed addition to the South Boston Fire Department headlines a light agenda for the December meeting of South Boston Town Council.
The meeting is set to get underway at 7 p.m. on Monday at council chambers on Yancey Street.
At its November work session, council, with three members absent, continued consideration of a notice to proceed for J. E. Burton Construction to prepare for construction of the proposed addition, which includes a four-bay garage, four sleeping quarters, three offices and two shower facilities spread among 7,300 square feet.
J. E. Burton Construction submitted the low bid for construction of an expansion for the South Boston Fire Department, coming in at $1,404,185.
Plans also call for larger bay doors, 14x14-feet compared to the current bay doors, which are 12x12 feet, and finishes will match the existing building, primarily brick.
An expanded structure would allow fire trucks to enter the garage at the rear of the building off Fenton Street, rather than fire trucks having to back into the station from Broad Street when returning from a call.
Council also plans to discuss financing options for the addition at Monday’s meeting, after council members present at the November work session suggested several cost-saving measures to J. E. Burton Construction Vice-President Christian Willis.
Three other items are on council’s agenda for Monday, including a Destination Downtown South Boston update provided by Executive Director Tamyra Vest, the 2020 council meeting and holiday schedule and a citizen comment period.