Wednesday, 05 June 2019 21:17

Committee holds public hearing for new public safety building

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ORRINGTON- The Public Safety Advisory Committee hosted their first public hearing for their plans for a new public safety complex on Wednesday night.

The $2.8 million proposal is for a facility that will be a little more than 10,000 square feet.


The facility would be located at the corner of Center and Tupper Drives.


It includes a 30-person training room, a fitness room and a metal roof.


The committee estimates the building would last around 50 years.


Committee members said they've been working closely with neighbors and the Orrington Fire Department to make sure everyone's concerns are addressed.


"They've been receptive to everything we brought," said Orrington Fire Chief Scott Stewart. "As long as we could bring some proof that this is what we need, and why, and when."


"Hopefully we can make this a model, rural, public safety building for the rest of the state," said the committee chair, Dick Campbell.


The next public hearing will be held on July 10 at 6 p.m. at the Center Drive School.


If things go as planned, the committee hopes construction will start by August.


To learn more about the project, you can visit their website.

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