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The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston was hired by the Town of Carver to perform an independent assessment of the Buildings Study Committee’s proposals for the construction/renovation of three new public facilities including a fire station, police station, and elementary school. Specifically, the team from the Center was asked to review: 1) the selected and considered sites for the facilities; and, 2) the funding plan recommended by the Buildings Study Committee.

This analysis has been divided into two components. This, first report presents the Center’s findings as they relate to the public safety facilities. A second report will address the elementary school project.

The topic of funding for the public safety facilities will be the subject of Town Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2013 wherein participants will be asked to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into debt to fund the new/renovated facilities. The Town Meeting vote will not issue any debt; the Board of Selectmen will need to vote at separate point in time whether to move forward and borrow funds for the projects. The project team’s analysis studied the potential for proceeding with the Fire Station in FY2014 and the Police Station in FY2017.



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