Westhampton approves funds for new public safety complex

Hampshire County

After a vote on Tuesday, Westhampton will be getting a more functional public safety complex.

Residents overwhelmingly approved a Proposition 2½ override to fund the project. 

The new complex will be built at 48 Stage Road, the site of the current police and fire station.

The town will be borrowing $4.4 million to design, construct, and furnish the nearly 11,000 square foot complex.

“The advantages are obviously to address to deficiencies that the feasibility study has shown,” said Cheryl Provost, the town’s administrative assistant. “And to make it ADA compliant and to house any updated equipment and staffing.”

There will be a separate ballot question for voters on October 16 to approve more funding that’s outside the levy limit.

If it passes, it would be the largest project in the town’s history.

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