It's back to the drawing board for the Bethel Police Station plans. The estimates for the new building came in $1.5 million over budget. Residents approved spending $13.5 million during a referendum last year. The current police station was constructed in 1974. Bethel Police officials say it's too small for the current size of the force and floods.
Construction of a new 26,000 square foot building was scheduled to start in Spring 2017. Design plans include a bigger lobby, a shooting range, a community room, a training room and two stories for offices.
The Bethel Public Site and Building Committee has to get approval from the Planning and Zoning Commissions on changes before going out to bid.