Orleans To Consider New Police Station, $17 Million in Capital Projects at Town Meeting

KA_sunset_orleans main street_042216_040ORLEANS – Orleans residents will be faced with a number of big-ticket capital items when they head to town meeting Monday night.

The largest item is a proposed $11.5 million new police station. If approved, the new building would replace the current 50-year-old facility. The new station would be built in the same location as the old station.

Unexpected repairs to the Rock Harbor bulkhead would cost the town 3.4 million dollars, if approved.

The original price tag was $1.7 million, but the repair of a 450 foot section of the bulkhead that failed, work on the landing, parking lot and drainage has pushed the costs up about $2 million more than expected. The bulkhead also has to be extended by 30 feet to withstand dredging done in the harbor.

Design costs for a new public works and natural resources building are also on the table. The price tag is $900,000.

Voters will also consider requests for additional parking at Nauset Beach, heating and ventilation improvements at the elementary school, and funding for additional wastewater planning.

The proposed operating budget for the next fiscal year checks in at $32 million, up 3.1 percent.

Town meeting starts at 6:30 at Nauset Middle School.

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