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Two Stations,
One Village

By Nathan Mayberg
MONTICELLO — Repairs are set to begin on the Monticello Police Station, according to Village Mayor Gary Sommers.
After the roof collapsed in early December, Sommers outlined a plan to complete the work on the building by mid-January.
However, the architect did not complete his preliminary plans for the inside of the building until recently. The board will approve the new plans tonight.
A bid for a new roof was accepted in the $70,000 range, according to Sommers. The interior repairs have recently gone out to bid.
The board intended to have village employees doing additional interior work, but they are waiting to complete asbestos training.
In another matter, the town and village recently met together to discuss plans for a new fire station.
The meeting came after heated public exchanges between town and village leaders.
The town continued to voice their objections to the location of the new site (Richardson Avenue). They claim that the building is situated at the bottom of the hill and could be the source of problems in the future.
Despite their objections, they agreed to let the project continue as planned.
The village and town will share the cost.
The property was purchased for $280,000, according to Mayor Sommers. The architectural plan has been completed. The construction of the building is out to bid. That process should end in a couple of weeks, said Sommers.

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