Delmar, Del. Residents to Vote in Special Election
The existing Delmar Police Department building, on the town's Maryland side. (Photo: WBOC)
DELMAR, Del.- Delmar is holding a special election for its Delaware residents to decide if the town should borrow up to $400,000 is set for next Thursday. Maryland town commissioners already approved borrowing up to $600,000 for the project to renovate Delmar's former municipal building.
Delmar Town Manager Sara Bynum-King told WBOC that the property is the future public safety building. Bynum-King said the current site lacks public safety tools, including a holding cell and sally port.
"To be compliant with the state regulations, and having adequate facilities to accommodate their needs, it's just important the [police force] move," Bynum-King said.
Longtime Delmar resident Michael Hagaman told WBOC he thinks the 30-year loans are worth the cost.
"I don't think that money should be a problem or even an issue in this situation of the safety of the town," Hagaman said. "I think that if it needs to be done, it needs to be done."
Other people in Delmar said, the cost of the renovations are worrying.
"It makes me nervous to think the town would borrow that much money, because of the economy," Nanette Berkeridge said.
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