Whitman: Town Hall facing roof problems, old police station ready to be occupied

In August, Whitman Police Headquarters moved from the lower level of Town Hall to a new building at the site of former Holt School on Essex Street.

Chair of the Building Projects Committee Frank Lynam gave an update Thursday afternoon that the newly vacant area will be used by Town Hall departments with expanding needs, “We hope to begin reuse probably within a year.”

The Whitman projects committee approved Police Chief May-Stafford’s $1,500 request for interior and exterior signage at their new facility. An audio system request was also approved for microphones and speakers in their observation and interview rooms.

The committee also gave an update that the newly finished Town Hall roof has already required repair. According to Chair Lynam, roofing slates not only separated but came off.

However the service came at no cost to the town under a one-year warranty. “We did have some difficulty getting the contractor out here but ultimately he did come out last week and made the necessary repairs,” said Lynam

He explained the new roof was part of an “envelope repair” project which also included replacing 104 windows at Whitman Town Hall and installing new exterior doors.

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