Duxbury residents went to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to spend $300,000 to fix the town garage.

All-day voting was held at Crossett Brook Middle School.

The $300,000 bond would pay to reinforce the structure, replace the roof, wall panels, and overhead doors, and upgrade and replace electronics.

The Duxbury Select Board decided in September to take the issue to voters. The board had considered building a new garage, but that would cost about $600,000, and the repairs should do the job for half as much.

“I know it needs work,” said Kyle Guyette, who was appointed town highway foreman earlier this year. He said the building looks decent from the inside, but the roof leaks and the building “looks pretty tattered” from the outside.

“There’s some questions about the safety of it in the wintertime, with snow on the roof,” he said. “It hasn’t really affected how we do our job or anything.”

By 1 p.m. Tuesday, fewer than 50 of the town’s 1,300 registered voters had cast ballots, said Town Clerk Maureen Harvey.

Which way will the vote swing? “I’m not even going to venture a guess,” she said.

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