NEW BERLIN – The Village of New Berlin will ask residents to approve an additional $150,000 in costs to move ahead with a nearly $1.5 million project to build a new downtown community center and firehouse.
Village of New Berlin officials have announced that they will hold a permissive referendum regarding their firehouse project and ways they will cover a $150,000 gap while they wait to hear about a grant.
The funds are part of a larger project to build a new community center and fire house. First announced in 2019 the project has raised about $1 million to help fund the effort to replace the 50-year-old existing firehouse nearby, which has suffered a number of issues in recent years.
According to Village of New Berlin Clerk Kelly Anderson, construction on the project has continued, and they are still able to get the grant, but want to ensure all of the bills are covered in the meantime.
In village documents Anderson notes that the decision for the permissive referendum was made on February 9th. They state that the village has approved upwards of $1,550,000 towards the construction of the new firehouse.