Ledge removal blows hole in Hampstead police station budget
“We had figured some amount was needed for contingencies in the initial warrant article to address things such as ledge removal, but the amount was more than we had planned for. All together the blasting exceeded our contingency by $175,000,” said Steve Londrigan, a member of the police station building committee.
“The weather hasn’t helped at all because of the cold and the snow. The weather has just been incredible,” Police Chief Joseph Beaudoin said.
The 7,200-square-foot station approved by voters last March will be built on five acres of town land on Veterans Way. The approval came after other station proposals were defeated at the polls on four other occasions since 2007.
Despite its setbacks, the new station is expected to be finished and ready to occupy by June, Beaudoin said.
“We’ve taken a first pass at this, and we are confident we can get things back on track. We’re working through the details now,” Londrigan said.
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