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Bristol gets approval for new municipal complex

Bristol// WSBT 22

Plans were recently approved to build a new municipal complex in Bristol.

The $3-million project will triple the space the city now has for both the Town Hall and Police Department.

The project has been in the works off and on for 12 years.

The Town Hall on one side, the police department on the other-- all in one building.

The police department is running out of room.

“We are at about, probably 1,200 square feet now and our offices are very cramped. We don't have the space for proper interview rooms, we don't have storage for evidence now,” said Town Marshall, Mike Swallow.

The proposed municipal complex will go a long way towards adding more room for both entities.

“Recently, we put it in front of the board and the council for approval. After about 12 years of working on this, we've landed on a design. So now that we have approval we can move forward on the project,” said Jeff Beachy on the Town Council.

The hope is to break ground on it this Fall and have it occupied by Spring of 2019.

Officers say the project couldn't have come at a better time as the community continues to grow.

Bristol will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bristol United Methodist Church to discuss the project.

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