Tuesday night, Marshfield Fire Chief Kevin Robinson sat down with the Historical Commission in hopes of solving a seven year old problem: replacing the Brant Rock fire station. The station may not get replaced; but it may get restored with Community Preservation grant money.
Robinson’s request was unanimously approved by the historical commission to recognize the fire station from 1921 as historically significant in order to propose the project to Community Preservation Committee.
“I already have the support of the board of selectmen. Not only did they encourage this, they supported this and suggested this process. Tomorrow night I go to CPC and ask them to entertain this project as a historical preservation,” stated Robinson
If the Marshfield station project is approved, according to Chief Robinson, the building will be modernized using grant money but the attached garage will be fixed using capital funds.
Robinson believes this approach will be accepted by the town rather than building a new station, “Lack of funds all over the town; there’s a lot of projects for limited money. So this is another way to accomplish what we need to do. We need to fix that building and here’s a way to do it if we go restore and add rather than new then tear down.”