After the boards of finance and selectmen approved the contract to rent space on top of cell towers for new radio transmitters, the decision will head to the public for a final vote.
The Republican American reported that, “First Selectman Edmond V. Mone said the Board of Selectmen, in approving the contracts Wednesday morning, set a town meeting for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 to give taxpayers an opportunity to vote.”
This issue is required to be voted on by the taxpayers because it is a multiyear contact. The towers are located on Chapel Street and on Mount Tobe Road in Plymouth. These new systems will aid first responders as well as public works crews.
Thomaston's system has not been updated since the 1970s, and it routinely drops calls and leaves dispatchers and officers calling cell phones to make contact. (Source: Republican America)