About Project

The Town of Easton is undertaking a crucial public safety & public works facilities replacement project to enhance essential services for our community. The project involves constructing a new combined DPW facility, police and fire headquarters, and fire substation, consolidating multiple outdated buildings. With facilities ranging from 50-70+ years old, these structures no longer meet various health, safety, and environmental codes, and are beyond their useful lives. The estimated cost for this comprehensive project is $150 million, covering the buildings, sitework, traffic signaling, furniture, equipment, and technology. By consolidating the existing 14 buildings into three, the new facilities provide ample space for equipment storage and personnel to work safely, ultimately enabling us to deliver the best possible service to the Easton community.

On September 11, 2023, the project team presented a comprehensive project update spanning the entire project from its inception through feasibility, schematic design and financial impact analysis to the Select Board and community. If you are learning about the project for the first time and are looking for a single document to cover it all, this is a great resource. Please click here to view that full presentation.

Voters will decide whether the project advances to construction or not at the October 23 Special Town Meeting (7:00 PM) and November 4 Debt Exclusion Election (10AM-4PM). Both votes will be at the Oliver Ames High School.

Working Together

Recognizing the urgent need for improvement, Easton voters approved a feasibility study in 2021, which concluded in October 2022 that the police, fire, and public works facilities should be replaced with a consolidated public safety/public works facility at 524 Depot Street and a new fire substation at the intersection of Washington and Main Street. The Municipal Building Committee actively engages the community by sharing design plans and seeking input before obtaining project approval later in 2023. Your involvement and feedback are essential as we work together to create a more efficient and secure future for Easton.

We’ve heard a lot of great feedback during the course of the project, and we anticipate and appreciate questions about such a consequential decision. Please visit our FAQ page to see the most common questions from your neighbors, and if your questions hasn’t been answered there, visit our Contact Us page to reach out.

Tax Impact Analysis

On August 21, 2023, the Town Administrator and project team presented a detailed analysis of the police, fire, and public works facilities replacement project budget and estimated tax and water rate impact. Please click here to view the Project Scope and Budget presentation from PMA Consultants. Please click here for the full Fiscal Impact Analysis Report from the Town Administrator or click here for the abbreviated presentation on the same.

Use the calculator below to estimate the tax impact of the proposed Public Safety and Public Works Facilities Replacement Debt Exclusion Election scheduled for November 4, 2023*

  1. Enter your Assessed Value without commas or decimal points into the form below and click Calculate. If you do not know your assessed value, follow steps 2 through 4 below.
  2. Look up your Property Value from the Easton Property Values database.
  3. Search for your Property Address using the search bar in the top left hand portion of the screen.
  4. Click your property on the map. Total value shown under “Valuation” is your Assessed Value.
Fiscal Year Tax Bill Estimated Rate Impact Monthly Quarterly Annual
2024 (current year) $ - $ - $ - $ -
2025 (July 1, 2024) $0.27
2026 (July 1, 2025) $1.19
2027 (July 1, 2026) $1.41
2028-2042 $1.37
2043-2045 $1.23

*Tax Rate Impact reflects anticipated cost of PSW project net of existing exempt debt currently included in the tax levy.

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