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Wells will soon be opening a new fire department substation on the same DPW site. Once it's open the existing and well worn stations at High Pine and Wells Branch will be closed. Units from both stations will run out of the new building.

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Wells PD post a video on their Facebook page of the last section of the new tower being installed this morning.
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For those who are wondering "why the odd height, 198 feet?". At a height of 200 feet/61 meters or taller, the FAA requires obstruction lighting and banding on the tower , outside of a specific radius to an airport. 198 keeps this tower from being banded with red/white stripes and lit.
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The tower is installed and in use by the PD. Unknown if/when other town users will be joining.

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