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A Public Hearing is being held in Bethel tonight about funding for a proposed police station.  The Bethel Board of Selectmen will take public comment on the $13.49 million dollar bond proposal.  The Police Station is proposed for the corner of Judd Avenue and Dodgingtown Road. 

 

Voters rejected a $14.1 million dollar project during a December referendum and the plan was slightly scaled back.

 

The cuts mostly come from changes in material for the building, and a smaller parking lot.  The proposal is still for a 24,000 square foot building.  An option to further lower the price tag of the project would be to not include a shooting range, which could save $600,000.  But several people at the meeting spoke against that cut. 

 

Tonight's public hearing is at 7pm in the Municipal Center General Purpose Room. 

 

On December 8, a formal Town Meeting will be held.  A vote will be taken then to move the item to a machine vote.  The referendum will be recommended for December 17.

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