Monday morning, an excavator began to tear apart Chilmark’s fire station on Menemsha Crossroad. The planned demolition comes with a new fire station on deck, in tandem with a first-ever Tri-Town Ambulance headquarters. Chilmark voters approved an additional $1.3 million for the two-facility project on Saturday at a one-article special town meeting. Voters had previously authorized a total of $12.6 million for the project.
Monday morning, Chilmark’s select board approved a construction contract with Delbrook, according to town administrator Tim Carroll. A site visit is expected Thursday, Carroll said.