Johnsburg Planning Board approves Riverside Fire Department expansion

Riverside Volunteer Fire Department

Riverside Volunteer Fire Department Photo by Andy Flynn.

— The Johnsburg Planning Board unanimously approved plans for an addition to the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department building on Riverside Station Road on Monday, Oct. 22.

The addition will be 26 feet by 30 feet, enough for a single bay and will house the department’s brush truck. The truck is currently being stored at a private residence, a department official told the Planning Board. But that space will cease to be available starting Nov. 1. The department will store the truck at Murphy’s Lumber until the addition is completed.

The addition will be fairly basic with no plumbing.

“It’s basically an attached garage,” a department official said.

The board approved the plan contingent upon the department obtaining a Zoning Compliance Certificate from the town code officer and that the department agrees that the addition will not have a drain.

In other business, the board approved a subdivision that allows the Hudnut family cemetery in Sodom to be separated from a larger parcel owned by family members. The board approved the subdivision contingent upon a clause prohibiting any additional subdivisions of the cemetery taking place and no principal buildings being constructed on the parcel.

The Johnsburg Planning Board will meet for its November meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26.

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