On August 12 at a public meeting the municipality of Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka announced its plans to build a new fire hall.
According to the municipality, the construction of a new fire hall is imperative in order to meet the fire-prevention needs of Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka. The municipality has also applied for a grant from the provincial government which should cover roughly 65 per cent of the total costs to complete the project.
In addition to building the hall, the municipality has plans to allow the new structure’s façade to serve as an art space that showcases the culture and history of Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka. The site will also include a multi-purpose public square, as well as a park and a play area for children.
The project has been met with mixed reactions from residents, with many expressing worries about having a play area for children located on the site. Many have brought up the danger of having children play in the vicinity of emergency vehicles, and while the municipality has clarified that the illustration it has released is not an exact depiction of the projected development, this hasn’t quelled concerns.
Another similar worry voiced by residents is that the proposed fire hall will be built in the centre of town near schools and other town services. The municipality responded by mentioning it had considered land on the outskirts of the municipality, but all that land is zoned for agriculture only. The municipality has not yet announced when it plans to start construction.