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.