Voters initially approved a $5 million plan for the facility in February 2019 but more than a year later, the committee overseeing the project determined an addition $2.2 million was needed. On Thursday, residents voted to approve the use of $1.2 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds on the project, and to allow the town to borrow the remaining $985,000 needed. The vote was 1,254 to 1,058 in favor of using the FEMA money, and 1,184 to 1,112 in favor of the town borrowing more money. With this final approval, “the next step is to get to under contract and start the renovations,” said Paul Dagle, president of the Public Safety Building Vision Committee. Nickerson said Thursday’s vote solves the decades-old problem of the current building being inadequate. “It was needed 20 years ago,” he said of the new space.