by Lisa Tome
Just weeks from now, Perryville is getting a whole new beginning.
Work on the new $2.8 million police department building will begin.
According to Perryville town administrator Denise Breder, the building will measure 8,153 square feet. It will be constructed along Otsego Street, where the current police trailers are in place. The trailers will be moved to behind town hall.
Site work, which includes drainage outfall is costing an additional $1.4 million.
But that drainage work will benefit two additional phases of construction planned for the future. The stormwater plan includes extensive installation of pipe including under the railroad and parallel to the existing outfall.
Two to three years from now, Perryville will also be getting new ball fields and a new town hall. The town has a longstanding agreement with Perryville Little League that the league will have perpetual use of what is now known as Trego Field. Those two projects will run concurrently.
The town hall/ball field plans are in the earliest stages.
"It will provide a big improvement to the flow of the area. There will be better parking and lighting to almost six acres of downtown," said Breder. She also said that plan includes more and better parking.