Appointed by the Board of Selectmen
Since 2013, there has been discussion about the need for storage space and capacity for several Town departments. In 2016, the operational review and risk analysis conducted on the Auburn Police Department identified specific needs for storage and garage space for the Police Department. With the sale of the former fire and police station building on Raymond Road, additional storage needs for the Parks & Recreation Commission and the Town Hall were also specifically identified.
Currently, the Police Department is renting two storage trailers parked at the Safety Complex to handle part of the department’s storage needs, while the Parks & Recreation Commission has scattered equipment and materials in various private homes and locations throughout the community. In addition, the Town has rented two self-storage units to provide storage for Town election equipment; seasonal flags, flag poles and brackets, and other Parks & Recreation materials. The Town is spending approximately $4,800 per year for these temporary storage areas. The Planning Board has identified a Town Storage Building as a needed project in the Town’s Capital Improvement Plan.
In 2017, the Board of Selectmen appointed a Town Storage Building Advisory Committee to assist the Board in identifying the specific needs that should be addressed by such a building and to help develop a design and cost estimate that would be brought forward for consideration by the voters.
|William G. Herman, CPM||Town Administrator||(603) 483-5052|