$25 million public safety project better protects growing town of Plainfield

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PLAINFIELD, Ind., (March 17, 2016) - The town of Plainfield is moving forward with a $25 million public safety project that’s expected to better protect the community.

The population has grown by more than 10,000 residents since 2000.

Industrial and retail growth is also on the rise and residential growth has expanded the town’s boarder to the West.

Plainfield’s police and fire departments have been feeling the squeeze in recent years from the community’s growth.

Town leaders have come up with a plan they believe addresses those issues now and prepares them for the future.

A new fire headquarters building and two new stations east and west of town will be constructed.

The old fire headquarters building will be converted into the new home for Hendricks County Dispatch.

Fire station 121 will be used by the police department as a substation and a place to store equipment and fire station 122 will be used for future plans.

“We wanna be able to provide those public safety services that we provide at a high level and in an efficient way, and I think this will do that and help set us up for the next 10 years or more,” said Town Manager, Andrew Klinger.

Town leaders also say the project is being financed without a tax increase by using existing funds.

Construction is expected to be completed on the entire project by the end of 2017.

 

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