The sketch above shows one design possibility for a new fire station, with the old Town Hall, now the police station, converted to be part of the fire station. The sketch and the drawing below come from a series of slides on the selectmen's web pages. (pdf)
A new police station (1) and senior center (2) would be built on the east side of South Street. The drawing shows only that the two buildings would fit on the parcel and not firm location or shape. Across South Street, the EPA and the companies involved have agreed to demolish the big brick mill building as part of the Superfund project -- a major win for selectmen who fought for years to get the demolition agreement. The parties will also build, maintain and operate a groundwater cleanining facility (3). The parties are expected to pay for a parking lot on the mill site, leaving the town to pay only for striping and lighting. Selectmen are also working to get the parties to do the demolition work on the east side.
A slide from selectmen estimates the cost of the projects at $32 million, of which $21 million would come from an override on the November ballot.