Town Meeting has a packed agenda

The November Dedham Town Meeting will tackle a meaty agenda – from approving spending millions for a new public safety building and a new town park, to proposals to create a Human Rights Commission and outlaw nonmedical marijuana businesses in town.

In all, there are 19 items on the warrant for the Nov. 13 meeting.

Town Meeting voted a year ago to design a new public safety building, and this time members will be asked to authorize spending up to approximately $45 million to actually build the facility for the police and fire departments on the site of the current town hall.


That building will be razed once town offices move into the nearby historic Ames School House, which is under renovation as part of a projected municipal campus.

The Park and Recreation Commission is asking for $14 million to develop Manor Fields on Sprague Street. The plan calls for playing fields and courts, dog parks, walking trails, concession and restroom facilities, and new parking.

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