53

Proposed Bethel Police Station Hearing and Meeting Dates Begin December 1st

The proposed Bethel police station is going to come up soon for reconsideration.  Save the Dates: December 1, 8, and possibly 17th.

Report by Paula Antolini
November 22, 2015 10:22AM EDT

policestationnew

Photo above: Proposed Bethel Police Station (earlier drawing). Click on images to view larger.

Proposed Bethel Police Station Hearing and Meeting Dates Begin December 1st

Message from First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker:

Dear Friends:

The proposed Bethel police station is going to come up soon for reconsideration. The town website still shows the original proposal; that presentation will be updated by early next week to reflect the new cost and adjustments. The figure approved by the Boards of Selectman and Finance earlier this week is $13.492 million.

Please SAVE THE DATES for the following meetings:
* Tuesday, December 1st – Public Hearing
* Tuesday, December 8th – Special Town Meeting
Both meetings will be held at the municipal center general purpose room.
* Expected referendum date (to be set by the town meeting) – Thursday, December 17th.

bethelpolicebuilding
Photo above: Present Bethel Police Station.

A few words:

All of us on the BOS and BOF are well aware the holiday period is perhaps not the most convenient time to hold a referendum. However, our choices are very limited. Our original plan was to hold it in mid-September, but this year’s primary election made that time frame unavailable (voting machines must be tested and sequestered for certain periods of time before and after a vote). October then became impossible as machine testing began and preparations were put in motion for the November general election. We explored putting it on the November 3rd municipal election ballot, but discovered that was impossible due to conflicts between state law and the town charter with regard to the timing of special town meetings and elections. We felt it was critical to avoid mid to late winter months due to the high probability of severe winter weather that could disrupt or even cancel a town wide vote. Following the winter months we are back into the annual budget voting cycle again. The longer we wait to vote, the more the price tag goes up.

We will publish information on this page, on the town website, in the News Times and all area online news organizations, and I encourage everyone to call or write with your questions. Knowing all of us will be busy with preparation for the holidays, I respectfully ask that everyone give this issue some of your time. Let’s move this forward and provide a facility that supports our town police force.

Thank you for your understanding.

###

53 thoughts on “Proposed Bethel Police Station Hearing and Meeting Dates Begin December 1st

  1. Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your
    blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.

  2. I think what you posted made a lot of sense. But, what
    about this? suppose you typed a catchier post title?
    I am not suggesting your content is not good., but what if
    you added a post title that makes people want more? I mean Proposed Bethel Police Station Hearing and Meeting Dates Begin December 1st – Bethel Advocate is kinda plain. You ought to
    peek at Yahoo’s front page and watch how they create article titles to grab viewers to click.

    You might try adding a video or a related pic or two to grab people interested about what you’ve written. In my opinion, it might make your website a little livelier.

  3. Wonderful items from you, man. I’ve be aware your stuff prior to and you’re simply extremely excellent.
    I actually like what you’ve obtained right here, really like what you are saying and the best way through which
    you are saying it. You make it entertaining and you continue to take care
    of to stay it wise. I cant wait to read far more
    from you. This is actually a great website.

  4. you’re in reality a just right webmaster. The web site loading pace is amazing.
    It sort of feels that you’re doing any unique trick.
    Also, The contents are masterwork. you’ve done a fantastic job
    in this subject!

  5. Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave
    it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed.

    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
    LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

  6. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been doing a little homework on this.
    And he actually bought me dinner simply because I discovered it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this subject here on your internet site.

  7. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and
    I hope you write again very soon!

  8. Howdy! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website?

    I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for
    another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  9. Fantastic beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your
    web site, how can i subscribe for a blog site? The account aided me a acceptable deal.

    I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright
    clear idea

  10. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you
    relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know what
    youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just
    posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

  11. Howdy! I know this is kind of off topic but I was
    wondering which blog platform are you using for this website?

    I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve had problems with
    hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform.

    I would be awesome if you could point me in the
    direction of a good platform.

  12. What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have
    discovered It absolutely helpful and it has aided me out loads.
    I am hoping to contribute & help other customers like its aided me.
    Great job.

  13. Unquestionably consider that which you said. Your favorite reason seemed
    to be at the internet the simplest thing to take into account of.

    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed even as other folks consider
    issues that they just don’t recognize about. You managed to hit the nail
    upon the highest and defined out the whole thing without having side
    effect , folks could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more.

    Thanks

  14. Simply desire to say your article is as amazing. The clarity in your post is simply excellent
    and i can assume you’re an expert on this
    subject. Fine with your permission allow me
    to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post.

    Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  15. Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found
    that it is truly informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels.
    I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. Lots of
    people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  16. Hey would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re working with?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different web browsers and I must
    say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you suggest a good internet hosting provider at a reasonable price?

    Kudos, I appreciate it!

  17. Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite justification appeared to
    be on the web the simplest thing to be aware
    of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people think about worries that they just do not
    know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side-effects ,
    people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more.

    Thanks

  18. Hey there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted
    to give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading through your blog posts.

    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same
    subjects? Many thanks!

  19. What i don’t understood is in fact how you’re no longer actually much more neatly-favored than you might be right
    now. You are so intelligent. You already know thus significantly in the case
    of this topic, made me individually believe it from
    so many varied angles. Its like men and women don’t seem to be interested unless it is something to do with Lady gaga!
    Your individual stuffs outstanding. At all times handle
    it up!

  20. Hey there are using WordPress for your site platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set
    up my own. Do you need any html coding knowledge to make your own blog?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *