Police station problems mount frustration in Bethel

The leak — potentially caused by water trapped in the panels of a wall — isn’t the only problem at the $14.4 million building, which opened in October. The new police headquarters has long been controversial, with voters initially narrowly rejecting a 2014 proposal to build a new station and then a year later approving a less expensive, $13.5 million plan. But last year the building ran about $889,000 over its budget, leaving residents to approve additional money so the headquarters could be completed. Officers moved in a couple months later than the goal.


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