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Milton to vote on $32 million fire station projects

Milton’s Town Meeting members will decide on Zoom whether to approve building and equipping a new fire headquarters and two branch fire stations.

The projects are estimated to cost $32 million, according to Town Administrator Michael Dennehy.

Both the existing fire headquarters and two substations would be torn down — with the exception of some historic features — to make way for the new buildings, Dennehy said.

The new headquarters would be built in the same place as the old one behind Town Hall, he said.

A substation for East Milton would be built at 432 Adams St., on property leased from the Archdiocese of Boston next to St. Agatha Parish, Dennehy said. A new station would be built at the Atherton Street Station site, he said.

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Milton has been talking about improvements to its fire stations for about six years, he said.

The Feb. 22 Special Town Meeting also will vote on forming a committee to administer the newly adopted Community Preservation Act in Milton.

Johanna Seltz can be reached at seltzjohanna@gmail.com.