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Bethel Town Attorney to review contracts for Bethel Police Station amid continuing problems

Ongoing problems at the new Bethel police station will be discussed by the town attorney and the Public Site and Building Committee.  The group is looking for advice on how to negotiate how to proceed.  The Newstimes reports that tests show proper materials were used when building the firing range walls, but water keeps leaking in. 

There's no resolution on how to prevent the leak.  The firing range specialized equipment, which was not part of the original budget, still has to be purchased before the facility is useable. 

Another problem is that the flagpole lights keep failing. 

Money owed to contractor Downes Construction Company is being held while the issues remain outstanding.  The town attorney will review the contracts with the architect and construction company, and then meet with representatives from the manufacturers and subcontractors.  

Police moved into the $14.4 million headquarters in October.  The project was nearly $889,000 over budget.