Staff Writer

OAKLAND — The Town Council wants to know why voters in November rejected a proposed $4.9-million facility for police, fire and Town Office personnel.

The 27,953-square-foot state-of-the-art structure put forth by the Building Committee would have replaced three separate aging buildings situated on the town-owned site on Fairfield Street.

Town Manager Peter Nielsen said that Wednesday night the council will look at a survey he prepared that will ask residents why the project was defeated.

If the council approves the three-question survey, Nielsen said it will be sent to residents. Responses are requested by Jan. 16.

“We hope to get some insight from the community,” Nielsen said.

Citizens will be asked to cite the most significant reason why the referendum was rejected, to specify any other significant factorsinvolved, and whether changes could be made to the proposed project so it would be acceptable and, if so, to list them.

Beth Staples — 861-9252
[email protected]

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