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WALLINGFORD - The Wallingford Town Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert Earley Auditorium of Town Hall, 45 S. Main St.
In addition to a public question and answer period, the agenda includes an item to accept more than $3 million in grant money through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to be applied to the School System's operating budget and a review of the final report regarding the Police Station Feasibility Study.
The town commissioned the architect firm of Jacunski Humes in June of 2008 for $67,000 to study the feasibility of either expanding the existing police station at 135 N. Main St. or building a new structure on the Wooding-Caplan property, a 3.5 acre parcel the town purchased in 1992 for $1.5 million.
In the final report, filed last week with the town, Brian W. Humes, a partner in the firm, advises against attempting to expand the existing station. Humes estimates a new 47,000-square foot station on the Wooding-Caplan parcel would cost the town anywhere from $20.25 million, if construction were to begin in the spring of 2010, to $23.69 million, if construction took place in 2014.