Bedford evaluating need for new emergency call station
“A lot of our call volume is the public’s need for emergency care services,” said Bedford Fire Chief Scott Wiggin.
“It’s on the town council’s list of goals,” she said. “The thought is the substation could alleviate pressure from the (Route) 101 station. But this is just preliminary. We need to revisit all the reasons and costs.”
He said the area along South River Road from the Manchester town line to Merrimack makes up about 8 percent of Bedford’s land mass, but generates about 41 percent of the department’s call volume.
The town is looking at four adjoining parcels for the proposed substation — 8.61 acres on Cedarwood Drive, 5.2 acres at 270 South River Road, 1.1 acres at 9 Sunset Lane and .9 acres at 11 Sunset Lane.
According to the notice of request for proposals, “All four lots are in the town’s Performance Zone District and, therefore, should be valued at their highest and best use, which the town believes to be as commercial properties.”
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