Polls are open in Bethel for residents to decide on three projects.
Bethel's Police Chief has said in the past that the Department has outgrown the 8,500 square foot building that currently exists, and that they need 25,000 square feet. First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says $14 million in bonding would pay for the design and construction of a police station at Judd Avenue and Dodgingtown Road.
The other two questions are what Knickerbocker called "no tax impact questions".
A water storage tank, paid for in part by grants, is on the ballot. Knickerbocker says the Eureka water storage tank would allow for more development at Clark Business Park. $2,400,000 is needed to construct the water storage tank on Long Ridge Road in Danbury. The Eureka project would be bonded. Payment for the appropriated sums shall be made by the water account users of the Bethel Public Utilities Commission.
Lastly a $4,305,492 energy contract with Ameresco Inc, paid for in part through energy savings, is also eligible for nearly $600,000 in incentives from Connecticut Light & Power. Funding will be in the form of a Tax Exempt Lease Purchase and Security Agreement. Knickerbocker says the project includes replacing failing boilers, HVAC system improvements, updated building controls systems, extensive lighting upgrades and other improvements.
Poll are open until 8pm.