Things were busy in Perryville last week, as town and contract crews prepared for Tuesday night's (September 6) groundbreaking for the new police department building.
The Perryville police department had to go with their backup plan regarding where they will work during construction.
Initially, the plan was to move the current police department modular building from Otsego Street to an area behind town hall. It was determined that the building can't be moved. Now the police department will work from a rented 56 by 12 foot trailer, similar to a construction trailer. That will be located adjacent to the construction site. A sea container will hold department property. These contingencies were built into the construction contract.
Denise Breder, town administrator for Perryville, said the work will be worth it. "They will be very happy. It will be a great building. This is long overdue. They will have the amenities to function properly as a department. Now, they are functioning the best they can," said Breder.
The construction will also mean that Perryville loses both a tot lot playground and a pavilion. Work was underway removing those items last week from the lot behind town hall. In other business from Perryville:
• The comfort station adjacent to the band shell on the Lower Ferry Park property is coming soon. Once the pre-fab structure is in place, the estimate is that it will take about a week for connections. The Lower Ferry Park will also have a replacement tot lot within a few months.