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'Major Steps' Approaching for Proposed Police Station

The project is expected to cost at least $7 million.

'Major Steps' Approaching for Proposed Police Station

The final cost of the proposed police station on Hudson Road has yet to be finalized, but the plans are reaching a critical stage with residents expected to make a decision on the station in the near future.

Sudbury’s Board of Selectmen approved the site plan decision during their meeting this week. There was little discussion surrounding the approval, but this was another step towards completion of the proposal.

According to Town Manager Maureen Valente, the proposed 14,500 square foot project will be voted on by residents during Annual Town Meeting and at the ballot box this spring.

Valente said that the proposed cost has not been finalized, but it is expected to be in the range of $7.5 million. Town planners are still determining items like building materials that could impact the cost slightly.

Ultimately, residents will be asked to vote twice on whether or not they support a new police station.

First there will be a ballot question to approve the funds on Monday, March 31. In addition to seeing a list of candidates as usual on the ballot that day, residents will also have a single ballot question regarding the police station.

Then on Monday, May 5, at Annual Town Meeting, the project will again be up for discussion. If the Town Meeting body approves of the plans, the police station will get the green light.

The Permanent Building Committee has brought the project before countless boards in recent months, receiving approval and scrutiny on a variety of topics.

“I’ve rarely seen as hard working a group as this one has been in getting this ready for consideration,” said Valente. 

Editor's Note: "Public Building Committee" in the original story has since been changed to correctly read "Permanent Building Committee."

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