Plymouth: Police chief supports land purchase

Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri is in favor of the purchase of the corner lot — a 2-1/2 acre parcel next to the station that is owned by the county. The potential for expansion is one of several reasons the purchase of the lot would be beneficial, according to Chief Botieri: “That would give us the ability to maintain our vehicles on site here. It would give us the ability to store our vehicles that aren’t on the road everyday and give us a longer lifetime for those vehicles.”

With the purchase of the lot, safety concerns related to the existing curb cut on Long Pond Road can be addressed, the Chief says: “If we owned that property we could make a different curb cut and go right into the entrance to the Sheriff’s Department. That way you’d be off the main road and be able to turn in, so we’d make some type of an entrance probably near the back of that lot that would come right into our existing parking lot.” The chief was asked about possible contamination on the lot? “There’s a very small portion of the lot that’s affected by the landfill. But, it looks like every plan is to clean that lot, move the debris back to the actual area that was leased by the town, from the county, which would make that a clean lot.”

The purchase of the property for $1 million will be heard by town meeting that begins April 7th.

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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.