Whitman: Vote on new DPW building postponed again

Whitman officials delayed a second vote on whether to borrow $8 million for a new public works building.

The vote had been scheduled for August., but residents said they wanted more information about the project first.

A majority of residents rejected the proposal in May.

The project is expected to cost approximately $10 million.

Many Whitman residents have questions about why the price tag is so high, and about the scope of the project.

The facility being proposed would offer showers, eye-wash stations, lifts for vehicle maintenance and a truck wash.

Whitman officials said that, contrary to rumor, the building would not have a fitness center.

Another meeting on the proposal is scheduled for 4-30 p.m. Thursday at Whitman Town Hall.

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.