Plaistow board may fund police station building study
The issue was brought forward at the most recent meeting of the Board of Selectmen meeting, with a general consensus among board members that they supported the use of public safety impact fees to conduct the study. However, because of some confusion as to whether the public hearing was listed as canceled on the town's website, the board voted to continue the public hearing to its Monday, Dec. 30 meeting.
"The existing facility does not have enough space to meet the current and future needs of the department," said Fitzgerald.
"This will give us the chance to come back to the public with hard numbers and cost estimates that will allow us to make an informed decision on the project scope and the needs for public safety that Plaistow has today and into the future," said Fitzgerald.
Selectman Dan Poliquin said he supports the use of the impact fees for the study.
He said the possibility of expanding on the existing structure is not a reality.
Selectmen Chairman Robert Gray agreed that the current police facility is outdated and too small.
"There is not one room in there that is adequate from a working or accreditation standpoint," he said.
"We can manage this in a way so we don't see a huge spike in taxes," he said.
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