Published DateCENTER HARBOR — The town has received a grant of $66,758.16 to help furnish the town hall and police department, currently under renovation.
The money will be spent on sensory and physical security, security lighting, furnishings, generator and HVAC hookups, a telephone system and radio equipment.
Police Chief Mark Chase said the grant is through the N.H. Department of Safety – Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and was directed to the town through a January 16 action by Governor Maggie Hassan and the Executive Council in the form of an Emergency Performance Grant.
He said the grant will be used throughout the entire expansion and not just the police department.
In March of 2102, voters approved a warrant article that appropriated $1,102,124 for the expansion of town hall. The measure nearly doubles the size of the police department.
When completed, the police department, which currently operates from an single room of 947 square-feet will occupy 2,450 square-feet and the town hall will expand from 1,800 square-feet to 2,350 square-feet. The Cary Mead Room will also be enlarged by 50 percent, from 611 square-feet to 931 square-feet.
Chase said he expects the town to be in its portion in April and the police to occupy its space in May.