Shelburne to vote on increase of property taxes to fund a new police station

Franklin County

The Shelburne Police need a new police headquarters.

Shelburne residents will decide in two weeks whether the town should increase property taxes to fund a new Shelburne Police Headquarters.

The Shelburne Police Department is currently located in Memorial Hall in downtown Shelburne Falls. 

The Shelburne Select Board said they are running out of space to store evidence and other items.

There have also been safety and privacy concerns for suspects brought into the building under arrest.

Andrew Baker, Chair of the Shelburne Select Board, told 22News, “The police department definitely needs better space than the space they have. They are scattered over town. They have a really small office. The Board of Selectmen have been looking for a space solution for them for at least 10 years.”

Baker told 22News they are looking at several options for a new police headquarters, including the former “Notion to Quilt” building on the Mohawk Trail.

Shelburne residents will vote on the “Shelburne Police Headquarters Warrant Article” at Town Meeting May 1st.

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