The Brattleboro Selectboard officially voted Wednesday night to relocate the town’s police station from the Municipal Center downtown to a building owned by the Brattleboro Reformer on 62 Black Mountain Road.
A decision was necessary by March 31 in order to prevent fees upwards of $10,000 to prevent the building from being marked, the newspaper reports.
When all is said and done the town will have paid Alden Global Capital – which owns the Reformer and several other newspapers across the nation – $720,000 dollars to acquire both the building and surrounding land. The newspaper will remain a tenant as part of the deal.
The town had previously budgeted $4.2 million dollars to go toward purchasing and upgrading the building, which will undergo major renovations. According to the Reformer, the town and company have until Aug. 10 to close on the deal.