Lt. Governor Timothy Murray will be in Seekonk on Thursday, Oct. 11th at the invitation of state Sen. James E. Timilty, whose duties include chairman of the public safety & homeland security and member of the Transportation Committee, to tour the Massachusetts Department of Transportation facility on Fall River Avenue.
This tour is for the purpose of allowing the town to co-occupy the site for a new south end fire station.
We have been working on access to this site since 2009; this location has been identified by our fire chief as a preferred location for a new South Fire Station. Access to this site for a new south station would facilitate our response to the south end, while providing a location with no land acquisition costs.
Sen. Timilty and Rep. Steven Howitt, who also sits on the Transportation Committee, recently appeared before the Board of Selectmen. They will accompany the lieutenant governor, and have been working with Mass DOT to secure access to this site, creating an excellent municipal partnership with the commonwealth.
The lieutenant governor is scheduled to arrive at Town Hall at 3 p.m. before touring the Fall River Ave location.
Francis Cavaco is the chair of the Seekonk Board of Selectmen.