Marcia Vlaun, Montville's Town Planner, points to a spot on the front of the slab of concrete, wire and yellow moisture barrier at 911 Norwich-New London Turnpike.
"That's the front door," she says, clearly seeing what is to come. Montville's brand new, state of the art Public Safety Building is taking shape.
This week, the concrete is scheduled to be poured, weather permitting. The footprint of the 17,000-square-foot building is intact, and you can begin to see it take place.
In the center of the building, at its heart, is the dispatch center, which all involved with the project hope will be the Regional Dispatch Center, handling calls for towns all around the area. Around it are offices, a roll-call room, a room for community meetings and events, a room housing mechanical equipment. There are cells, a sally port for bringing bad guys and gals into the building, and contraptions to lock those prisoners to the walls with handcuffs.
Vlaun says the project is on schedule - even a little ahead of schedule, at least early in this rainy week - and on budget. It should be finished, open and running by the end of 2012.