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Meeting set on fate of Lindenhurst firehouse

A look at Village Hall, where the board

A look at Village Hall, where the board of trustees, planning board and zoning board of appeals meet. Lindenhurst is New York State's fourth-largest village with more than 28,000 residents. (June 7, 2011) Credit: Alexi Knock

A public meeting is being held next week to discuss the fate of a deteriorating 1920s firehouse in Lindenhurst Village.

The Wellwood Avenue firehouse was damaged by a fire in 1978 and is too small for modern vehicles, village and fire officials have said. One engineering study done last year concluded that repairing the building bordered “on impossible.” But a second study found that “critical structural components remain stable and salvageable.”

Officials have been looking into whether to rebuild or retrofit the house and how much each option would cost. Three years ago, residents rejected a $7.5 million bond for a new firehouse to be built in a different location.

The meeting June 12 will include a presentation by the village board, fire chiefs and members of a committee that was formed last year to look into the matter.

The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the firehouse, at 225 S. Wellwood Ave.

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