Based on a recent public presentation, revenues generated by selling the current police station would not offset additional costs that would come with building a new one on a Saxe Middle School baseball field, versus renovating-on-site, according to the chair of the Board of Finance.
Though selling off the police building at 174 South Ave. “could offset some building costs” and “would be a source of property taxes for years,” still “the delta between the new police building at a new site and the ‘Renovate on Site’ option was significant,” Todd Lavieri said in an Oct. 3 email to town officials, obtained by NewCanaanite.com through a public records request.
“The sale of the current structure wouldn’t pay for the new structure,” Lavieri said in the email, sent to fellow Board of Finance members and Tucker Murphy, a staffer in First Selectman Kevin Moynihan’s office, with the Board of Selectmen and town CFO Lunda Asmani copied in. “Not even close. It might help close the gap between the two options, at best.”
Cited by Selectman Nick Williams during a heated discussion of the Saxe proposal at the selectmen’s Oct.