NORWAY – Officials are expected to begin discussions next month on what to do with a Danforth Street house that has been considered as a site for expansion of the police department.

“When we originally bought it, one of the many ideas was to locate to that property,” said police Chief Robert Federico of the house at 22 Danforth St. that sits between the town hall and Norway Savings Bank.

The town purchased the house several years ago from Hebert Roberts with the agreement that he could live there until he died, the chief said. Roberts passed away May 3 at the age of 91.

Federico said the police department is in need of additional space for interviewing, a detective’s office and even to expand the chief’s office that is in the west end of town hall. Additionally, Federico said there is a need to consolidate the department’s other functions such as storing abandoned bicycles and equipment for cars now housed at a local garage, removing the police officer’s locker room from the fire station and relocating evidence storage from the town hall’s large meeting room.

“This is all a year or two down the road. All these things need to be discussed and then a decision has to be made,” Federico said. “Everyone agrees the town needs more space.”

Town Manager David Holt said selectmen expect to begin discussions on the future use at a meeting in July.

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