The Southampton Village Ambulance Company will host a public information meeting and open house on Wednesday to discuss the need for a new $5.5 million headquarter facility.
Taxpayers will be able to head to the polls on Friday, October 31, for the vote, which will seek approval for a bond referendum to construct a 10,000-square-foot facility on Windmill Lane between the Police Department headquarters and Lola Prentice Park.
If voters approve the project, the village hopes to have the new two-story facility—which would be paid for with a 20-year bond—constructed and ready for operation by August 2016.
The ambulance company first took over its current space on Meeting House Lane in 1993, when the company incorporated. At the time, there were approximately 20 members. Now, the company has 60 members, making the building too small for them all to attend meetings or training sessions at one time.
On Wednesday, ambulance officials will be on hand at the current Meeting House Lane building to show the lack of space for meetings, storage and equipment making the upgrade necessary. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m.