DPW, aka "The Barn," has a plethora of equipment
The $75,000 Department of Public Works building consultant is expected to be finalized in the next two weeks. They will give recommendations about departmental operations and how that would impact the new building and where it should be located.
Should for instance the Parks Department, now located at the War Memorial Pool be brought into the fold, or should other internal departments now housed at "The Barn" be spun off into smaller satellite locations?
The report is expected to take only two or three months.
Absorbing DPW Parks Department (top center) into new building would free up space for recreation at War Memorial Park
Best news coinciding with this $20 million project is the proposed reuse of the current DPW property: A new South Fire Station, also preliminary pegged at $20 million.
Both of these town projects are trying to keep up with the other two building projects now on the fast track: The Wildwood Elementary School project and the Jones Library expansion/renovation.
Giant row of 50' arborvitae would be clear cut to make entrance for new Fire Station