Whitman: Thumbs down given to $30k stockade fence

Whitman officials say there’s no way they’ll ask taxpayers to pony up $30,000 to raise a fence between the new police station and a resident’s home.

That resident lives on Park Ave., and has been complaining about blowing trash, bright lights, surveillance cameras and police detainees.

But Whitman officials say the cost estimate of the eight-foot-high stockade fence is just too big a burden to place on taxpayers.

They also say the homeowner never aired his concerns with the town zoning board while the police station project was still in the planning stage.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.