You may have noticed the lift parked outside the Firehouse. So, what’s going on? Ganem Contracting Corporation is completing the pointing of the masonry brick associated with the parapets, windows, window sills, walls and lintels of the Firehouse building. They will also be putting up parapet caps (the white caps at the top of the building that look a little like crown molding.) It may not sound like such a big deal, but it is hugely important to keeping the facility stable.
This project is funded through the Rural Area Revitalization Projects (RARP) program that is administered by the Office of Community Renewal (OCR) under the direction of the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC). The purpose of the RARP program is to provide financial/technical resources to New York communities for the restoration and improvement of housing, commercial areas and public/community facilities in rural areas of the state.