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NEEDHAM PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY PROJECT
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017


PROJECT OVERVIEW
Why do we need to rebuild our Public Safety facilities?  What is wrong with the buildings we have?
How did we get to this stage of the project?

PROJECT SCOPE
*   What is the proposed size of the Public Safety Building and Station #2?
*   Why are the proposed buildings so much larger than the existing stations?
*   Is there sufficient room for the stations where they will be located?
*   Why does the Town propose to buy another parcel on Lincoln Street?
*   Are zoning changes required to accommodate the reconstruction?
*   Where will Fire and Police operations be located during the construction project?
*   How will the temporary quarters at Hillside School affect the neighborhood?
*   Why are both stations being reconstructed at the same time?
*   Why does the public safety building include a firing range?

PROJECT SCHEDULE
*   What is the project schedule?

PROJECT COST & FINANCING
*   What is the expected cost of the project?
*   How will the project be funded?
*   What portion of the project cost will be requested at the October 2, 2017 Special Town Meeting?
*   How will this project affect the average single family home tax bill?
*   What is being done to reduce the total cost of this project?
*   Why is the construction method known as Construction Manager at Risk being considered?
*   What are the additional costs to the Town if the new stations are built?