Town Meeting: $23.5M Public Safety Complex Goes Down In Salem

Mar 11, 2015

An artist's rendering of the $23.5 million proposed public safety complex in Salem. Voters rejected the proposal Tuesday.
Credit Town of Salem

Voters said no to capital projects in several communities at Town Meeting on Tuesday.

In Salem, a proposed $23.5 million public safety complex failed to get the 60 percent needed to pass.

The building would have housed the town’s police and fire departments.

And in Plaistow, voters rejected a proposed a new, $11 million police station.

Proposals to build a new town hall in Barrington and to renovate the town hall in Dunbarton also failed Tuesday.