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    Building reuse study advances

    Final recommendations regarding the future use of municipal buildings are expected to be presented to the Board of Selectmen by the middle of next month, Town Manager Andrew W. Maylor recently told the board. The facilities’ study, which is funded by $150,000 approved by Town Meeting in 2010, is about 90 percent complete and under budget, said Richard Nardella, chairman of the Facilities Master Plan Committee. A presentation made by the committee at the 2011 Town Meeting featured a handful of departmental relocation options and new building construction scenarios that the town would undertake over the next 10 to 15 years at costs of up to $15 million. Among the facilities being studied for future or alternative uses are the former Bradstreet School, the former police department, the Fire Department headquarters, and the Division of Public Works building. The goal of the study is to determine the best uses for existing facilities that would result in future cost savings. Nardella said the committee hopes to present the selectmen up to four options, with a recommendation for the best option by Feb. 15. - Katheleen Conti

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