July 25, 2008
eyes new fire station sites
By STEPHEN BEALE
GOFFSTOWN - The county land on Mast Road appears to be the go-to place for government building these days.
The Goffstown District Court in a few months is moving out of the town hall and into the second floor of the Bouchard Building owned by Hillsborough County, next to the state prison for women and across from the Goffstown Police Department. Now, the Fire Department is thinking about building its new station on the county land.
On Monday, July 21, Fire Chief Rich O’Brien told the Board of Selectmen that architects designing a central fire station have identified the county land as one of the ideal locations. The area is around the state prison and Henry Bridge Road. The fire chief said the town has yet to approach the county about the possibility.
O’Brien said five properties in all have been listed as potential sites. Some are owned by the town and county. He told the board that the town needs to narrow down a site so the architect can finish the design of the station. Depending on the location, he said the department might need a one, two, or multi-story station.