Open house at Burlington Town Hall July 11
The long-awaited open house to show off Burlington Township’s new hall is scheduled for today (Thursday, July 11) after a period of two years of planning and construction.
A regular monthly supervisors’ meeting is set for this evening at 5:30 p.m., but supervisors will host the open house beginning at 4 p.m.
The new building replaced an old hall on County 20 north of Frazee that could not be safely used over the last few years, Supervisor David Green noted.
The new town hall has actually been functional for more than a year, but some work targeting the heating system and restrooms required extra efforts.
While the basic bid was $58,000, peripheral amenities projected at the May 10, 2011 bid-letting session estimated the project would top out at around $70,000.
However, Green noted that additional funds were spent following demolition of the old hall, groundbreaking and initial construction.
“The building has a meeting room, bathroom facilities and everything is handicapped-accessible,” he commented.
“We finished it in phases so we didn’t have to raise taxes each year.”
A big plus is the geothermal heating, the official said. Other supervisors are Rick Billett and John Hodgson.
Coffee and cookies will be served during the open house.