Building plan


Town Manager Michael Dutton on Tuesday will present the Town Council with a proposal for a major renovation of the Academy Building. Because of health and safety concerns, offices in the building have been temporarily relocated to other municipal buildings, and some of the offices will move to the Memorial Building once ceiling repairs are completed there. In the meantime, Dutton’s proposal is based on a study last year that identified the Academy Building as the best candidate for a major renovation among the town’s three municipal office buildings. He said the study found that either replacing or overhauling the building would cost about $7 million, but the town could tap its Community Preservation Fund to cover the bulk of the cost if it chose to renovate.

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