SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- The Saratoga Springs City Council passed on a land swap that could have lead to a third fire and EMS facility on the city's east side.
Due to lack of support from members, the council failed to bring the proposal to a vote during Tuesday's meeting. Public Safety Commissioner Chris Mathiesen proposed selling the city owned Collamer Lot on Broadway to a private developer for $775,000. In return, the developer would sell a 14 acre parcel on Union Avenue and Meadowbrook Road to the city for $200,000.
Although most council members expressed interest in building a third fire and EMS facility, they expressed concern about the loss of parking spaces on Broadway, and about the cost of building and staffing a third facility.