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Aurora/East Aurora

Steel beams are set to go up Monday at 33 Center St. as construction of the new fire station officially begins.

The 20,000-square-foot structure, with an estimated cost of $5.3 million, will open by next summer, said Bryan Gazda, village administrator.

By mid-October, the building will be sealed up, so that work on the electrical and mechanical systems can continue through the winter.

“This time next year, there should be a brand new fire station,” Gazda said.

Soon, the Village Board will determine what to do with the old station, built in 1954, on Oakwood Avenue. An appraiser is working to calculate what the building is worth.

Gazda said the board wants input from residents about what should happen there.

“Next spring we should have the direction of where we’re going and, hopefully, have a buyer,” Gazda said.

This week:

• The Toy Town Car Show, with cars from the 1940s through the modern era, runs from noon to 4 p.m. today on Main Street in East Aurora.

• The Aurora Town Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Southside Municipal Center, 300 Gleed Ave.