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Town of Walpole Passes All Three Projects
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The Town of Walpole passed all three Compass projects at the Fall Town Meeting on Monday, October 17th.

Walpole Town Meeting approved the following appropriations:

Article 3:  $1.7M in supplemental funding to the previously approved $9M (Spring 2015) for the construction of the new Walpole Police Headquarters building.  Total Project Cost $10.7M.  Construction to begin Spring 2017.

Article 4: $14.7M dollars to construct the new, main Fire Rescue Station.  Project includes temporary operations of the main station and demolition of the old building.  Construction Phase to begin Fall 2016.

Article 5: $6.5 M dollars to construct a new Council on Aging building.  Supplemental funding to support the estimated total project cost of $7.5M is expected to be received from a Community Block Development Grant and/or through private fundraising prior to construction start in the Fall of 2017.  The Article achieved the required 2/3 majority vote (112-20) from a roll-call vote.

All approved funding does not require a tax override and will be handled within the Town’s current debt load.

Renderings of new Walpole Police Headquarters, Fire Station and Council on Aging.

   

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