Pelham Fire Station Vote (2009)
A Pelham Fire Station Vote, on the question of whether to "raise and appropriate the sum of $4,700,000 for the purpose of erecting a Fire Station" in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, was on the March 10, 2009 ballot in the town of Pelham, where it was defeated.
The vote will be the third year in a row that residents have voted on the same question. The previous two times, the idea was also rejected.
A 60% vote was necessary for approval.
- Yes: 1,057
- No: 1,734
Over the last year, Pelham has collected $175,000 in so-called impact fees from residential developers to pay for a new fire station. If a new fire station is not built, the town will have to return that money.
In March 2008, a proposal to built a $4.3 million fire station on the Mills Property off the Village Green failed, with 2,225 in favor and 1,669 opposed.