The ambulance is in at the Tisbury emergency services facility on West Spring street; fire trucks will be next.
“The fire [department’s] move will be imminent,” building committee chairman Joe Tierney told the Tisbury selectmen this week. He said repaving should be completed in about two weeks; after that, the fire department can move their vehicles into the $7.38 million building that was due to be completed a year ago. Mr. Tierney also said that despite all its problems, the ESF building is still on budget.
“They haven’t cut me off yet, although I just got envious of that big check,” joked Mr. Tierney, referring to a separate presentation by town energy committee member Peter Cabana, who gave the board a check for $140,924. The check came from state officials in a brief ceremony Friday morning for Tisbury’s designation as a green community. West Tisbury also won the designation and has been given a state grant. The grant money, which comes through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, will be used to complete a town plan to reduce energy consumption.
“If you put solar panels on the [ESF] roof, maybe you can use it,” selectman Tristan Israel replied to Mr. Tierney with a smile.
In other business, police chief Dan Hanavan told the board he had appointed Jason Hallett and Jeffrey Day as special police officers, and Stephen Nichols as a crossing guard.
“[Mr. Nichols] will help us out with the school crossing guards in the morning,” said Chief Hanavan.