ORRINGTON- After months of meetings, a new public safety building will be built in Orrington.
The lot on the corner of Center and Tupper Drives will soon be home to the new 10,000 square foot facility.
Residents voted down the original $3.5 million proposal in December.
The chair of the Orrington Options Committee, Dick Campbell, said residents asked for a metal roof and a lower price tag.
On Monday, residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of the newly proposed $2.8 million facility, with 380 votes in favor and only 75 against.
It includes a 30 person training room, a fitness room, and a metal roof.
The committee estimates the building would last around 50 years.
“The options committee has worked very hard for well over six months, or seven months,” Campbell said. “Volunteers spent twelve hundred hours and worked pretty hard with both departments and came up with a good building that we hope is going to be the model for rural Maine public safety buildings in the future.”
Campbell said they hope to break ground on the new public safety building before September.