A $25K grant in tow; Millbury gets building study.


Byline: Donna Boynton MILLBURY - The town has received a $25,000 grant from the state Department of Fire Services to conduct a feasibility study considering the addition of a joint public safety complex. The town must report back to the Department of Fire Services in six months, detailing how the grant was spent. Town Manager Paul Guida yesterday said he is surprised and pleased at the news, since some recent grant funding had been reduced. Selectmen learned earlier this month that a $50,000 grant for the Asa Waters Mansion had been reduced to the $12,500 the town has already received. The state will retain the remaining $37,500. Voters rejected two separate proposals to build a new fire station and improve and update the police station at town meeting, as well as by ballot, earlier this year. Voters were facing $4.8 million to rehabilitate, expand and improve the police station, located in the lower level of Town Hall since 1972. The facility no longer meets the needs of modern law enforcement. The Fire Department has outgrown its headquarters on Elm Street, where it has been located since 1947. The Fire Department had a $5.6 million proposal to demolish...

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