Newport voters approve new public works garage, public safety complex

Newport Town Manager James Ricker.
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Posted March 12, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
Last modified March 12, 2014, at 4:43 p.m.

NEWPORT, Maine — Voters approved $4.749 million in bonds for a new public works garage and a new public safety complex during the annual town meeting on Saturday, according to Newport Town Manager James Ricker.

The bond for the garage project is $1,452,800. A request for proposals on the engineering portion of the project was mailed this week. The building is expected to be completed by late fall or early winter, Ricker said Wednesday in an email.

The bond for the new public safety complex is $3,296,200. A request for engineering proposals will go out within the next month with construction expected to be completed in the fall of 2015, Ricker stated.

 

CORRECTION:

This story was amended to correct erroneous financial figures.

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