An update has been given to the Newtown Board of Selectmen about Newtown Hook and Ladder's proposed new headquarters. At the meeting on Monday, Rick Camejo of Hook and Ladder said that even though no contract to a purchase property from Trinity Episcopal Church has been signed, major impediments have been solved and hopes to have a contract signed by the end of the month.
According to minutes of the meeting, soil testing has been done and the site plan is being worked on already. Hook and Ladder is hoping to start construction by the middle of summer.
Selectman Rodgers suggested verification that the state Traffic Commission does not have to be involved because the parcel is on Church Hill Road, a state road. Review from other local boards and commissions are still needed as well.