Dartmouth Police Station Proposal Has One Last Hurdle to Clear
DARTMOUTH - Following Tuesday's landslide victory for the Dartmouth Police Department, with voters approving a debt exclusion for a new $13.5 million station, there's one final stop the proposal must make before being put into the works.
The final proposal for funding now goes before the full Town Meeting in June.
Dartmouth Select Board Vice-Chairman Frank Gracie tells WBSM News he expects Town Meeting will appropriate the funding, as opposed to last year's proposal to rehab the former station. "People voted against the debt exclusion last year for the rehab of the old station becuase they didn't want to put any more money into that property. And that was $8.4 million and this one is $13.5 million. So people actually spent more to create the new building than to fix the old building," said Gracie.
Gracie says if the 3-to-1 margin of victory for the plan Tuesday is any indicator, the initiative will pass at Town Meeting, giving the green light for construction.
Dartmouth Town Meeting is scheduled for June 6.