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March 1, 2014

Ipswich police chief determined to get station study

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Part of the study will look at possible comparable sites, he said.

The police station on Elm Street needs work on its roof and the heating, electrical and plumbing systems. There is not enough room in the building for its operations or training.

The firehouse on Central Street, which is more than 100 years old, doesn’t have enough space for all the vehicles, has limited parking and no place for on-call firefighters to prepare for a fire. It was built for horse-drawn fire apparatus and was not originally intended to have on-duty firefighters living in the facility.

“There is a reason everyone on the Northeast is building public safety complexes,” Nikas said. “It is cheaper to build and operate and more environmentally friendly.”

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