Spa City Public Safety Commissioner hosts public meeting
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - As Saratoga County continues to grow faster than any other county in New York State, leaders from the biggest city in the county want to make sure concerns from its residents are heard.
Saratoga Springs leaders held a public meeting Tuesday, hosted by Public Safety Commissioner Chris Mathiesen.
He highlighted some of his department's successes over the past year, which include reducing noise and complaints from Caroline Street.
He also outlined future goals, including finding land for a new fire station on the east side of town, controlling overtime costs for the police officers and eventually build a new public safety and police building.
Mathiesen said the current structure is two centuries old and doesn't meet modern day needs.
Mathiesen said, "I do think that long-term we're going to have to do that, and I do think long term that will be a very good investment whenever the city's ready to do it, but my sense is the city isn't ready to make that investment at this point in time."
Architects hired by the city are currently studying the building in hopes of identifying ways to improve the structure. The results of that study are expected within the next two months.