In 2016, Town leaders, department heads, and professional staff have worked to create a long-term solution.
The June 2016 Town Meeting will include a request for Wells to approved a revised height limitation for all municipal and school buildings within the General Business District, to match the height of our existing Junior High School on Route One. View the proposed ordinance changes here.
Please join us we visit with community groups to present the findings and the proposed solutions. Times, dates and locations will be broadcast on Channel 3.
November 2016 Town Meeting anticipated to include a request to approve the Bond to cover the cost of the proposed Public Safety Facility Project
Fire Station Facility Problems
Lack of work space around vehicles
Lack of staff living and support space
Lack of storage space for equipment
Lack of service space behind vehicles
Lack of OSHA clearances in front of vehicles
Police Station Facility Problems
Lack of office space for private statements and interviews
Shared evidence storage and uni-sex locker room space
Lack of armory storage and equipment space
Lack of IT and secured space for records
Both Facilities also,
Do not meet current Federal and State standards;
are undersized and do not meet OSHA and Labor requirements;
do not meeting building code and can no longer support operational needs;
do not allow for handicap accessibility, and
do not provide adequate safe or secured parking.
The Police Station was never designed as a public safety building and lacks most required spatial needs and standards. All existing Fire Stations (Central Station, High Pine Station, and Wells Branch Station) are undersized and cannot meet current regulatory standards for delivering fire services. The existing Central Station cannot support EMS services.