The final of three public hearings to inform the public on a $2.5 million bond referendum for a Knox County public safety project is scheduled for tonight.

The hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Thomaston Town Office at Watts Hall in Thomaston.

The county plan calls for the sheriff’s patrol and emergency management agency offices to be relocated to 301 Park St., and building a 2,000-square-foot addition to the rear of that building. The price includes $500,000 to purchase 301 Park St., which is the home office building for Village NetMedia, publisher of The Herald Gazette, Republican Journal, Bar Harbor Times and Capital Weekly, and software publisher VillageSoup.

The Knox County Emergency Management Agency is currently located in the basement of the Knox County Courthouse.

The move of the dispatch center and sheriff’s patrol from 327 Park St. would free up space for the jail at that existing county building.

The bond package would also invest $410,000 in new radio equipment for emergency responders, including fire, ambulance, and police officers across the region. Four new towers would be erected. Another $250,000 would be used for microwave equipment in the communication system.

The $2.5 million borrowing would be repaid over 15 years at $220,000 a year.