The Department of Public Works is hoping to get a new facility to replace the 70-year-old building on Route 106 where they currently work.
Project Engineer Jeff Albertini of Weston and Sampson presented plans to the Board of Selectmen Wednesday night for a new 38,000-square-foot, $13.6 million building.
"We need to do something," said Board of Selectmen Chair Jess Aptowitz. "There’s no heat half the time. We have human beings working down there and it's awful."
Some of the other problems with the existing facility include undersized maintenance bays and a lack of storage for equipment, which ends up getting left outside. Town-owned property off of Fruit Street is being considered as a new location.
"We wouldn’t see an increase in taxes to finance this building," said Town Manager Bill Ross, explaining that a large portion of school renovation bond issues will come off the tax roll in the spring and that voters could authorize a new debt exclusion to pay the facility at Town Meeting.