Gilford to again consider police station revamp
The proposed $1.2 plan is “honed down” from past plans, said police Lt. Kris Kelley, but will fit the police department’s needs. The existing police station is outdated, he said, sitting at one end of the town office building.
There are deficiencies in the police section of building at present, including safety and building codes that renovation would fix, said Town Administrator Scott Dunn, but the big problem is space.
The proposal, which unanimously passed the budget committee last week, calls for a 6,400-square-foot addition to the station that would bring its size to 10,500 square feet.
In 2009, a proposal for renovations and an addition with a price of $1.58 million failed to get the required 60 percent approval, Dunn said. Town officials hope they will get approval at the town’s deliberative session on Feb. 5 and when residents vote on March 11. “We had 59 percent of the vote then,” he said. “This is a scaled-down version of that plan.”
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