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A meeting will held in Bethel Thursday about the cost overruns on the police station construction.  Residents approved $13.5 million for the facility, but the project is about $889,000 over budget because of plumbing, HVAC, electrical and other work. 

 

Ground was broken in the spring. 

 

The joint meeting of the Boards of Selectmen and Finance along with the Public Site and Building Committee will also include representatives of the construction and architectural firms.  If the Boards decide to allocate more funding for the project, residents will have to vote on the money at a special town meeting. 

 

A letter was also sent from the Board of Selectmen to the Building Committee telling them to continue working to the point that the project remains within budget because they legally must adhere to the voter-approved budget until the matter is resolved.

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