Fire Chief Chris Madden

Milton Fire Chief Chris Madden. (Photo by Elaine Cushman Carroll)

After about three hours of debate, Town Meeting members overwhelmingly approved the purchase of a piece of land from St. Agatha Parish for the construction of a new fire station for East Milton.

The 197-29 vote easily reached the two-thirds vote margin needed and cleared the way for the Select Board to purchase the roughly half acre parcel next to the parish’s rectory building for $890,000.

The vote follows the approval of a $32.25 million debt exclusion override that was approved in town elections April 27 for a major reconstruction of Milton’s three fire stations. 

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