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.

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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.