Voters to Decide on New Public Safety Building Proposal in East Lyme - NBC Connecticut

Voters to Decide on New Public Safety Building Proposal in East Lyme

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    Voters to Decide on New Public Safety Building Proposal in East Lyme

    Residents of East Lyme will vote on whether there should be a new public safety facility on Wednesday.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019)

    Residents of East Lyme will vote on whether there should be a new public safety facility on Wednesday.

    If Wednesday's referendum approves the proposal, it means the new public safety facility would be at 277 West Main Street.

    The Honeywell Office Building would be bought and renovated for $5 million.

    The current facility police are working out of was always meant to be a temporary location.

    First Selectman Mark Nikerson argues that the temporary facility is deteriorating, has several safety and environmental concerns and simply can't hold everyone.

    The 30,000 square-foot facility would consolidate the town's dispatch center, fire marshal's office and emergency operations center, all of which are spread out.

    First Selectman Nickerson says he's working with local leaders to potentially transform the old facility into a restaurant or retail space.

    Voting begins at 8 a.m. and goes until 8 p.m. at the East Lyme Community Center.

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