Waterville to get new police station

Posted June 08, 2011, at 12:10 p.m.
Last modified June 08, 2011, at 5:15 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — Waterville is going to get a new police station after the City Council approved a $2.5 million project.

The council voted 6-1 Tuesday in favor of the project.

Councilor George Myers Jr. says the city needs a new station and construction costs and interest rates are currently favorable.

The council twice has rejected calls for a new station that would allow police to move out of cramped quarters in the basement of City Hall.

The plan is to choose a site by September and complete construction by late 2012.

The Morning Sentinel says possible sites for the station include The Concourse downtown, the former Social Security building next to City Hall, a city-owned parking lot on Water Street and land on Colby Circle.