At the March 14, 2023 Annual Town Meeting, the electorate (citizens) voted to approve the building of a new town hall on the existing site at a maximum cost of $823,000.
The financing for the town hall project is from ARPA funds in the amount of $411,229.06, existing Capital Funds in the amount of $212,291.68 and a one-time 2024 levy shift from the Road and Bridge Fund to the Capital Fund in the amount of $200,000.00.
There will be no property tax increases due to the building project.
The square footage of the old town hall was a total of 1,035 square feet of which 713 square feet was the assembly area. The new building is 2,334 square feet of which 1,406 square feet will be the assembly area.
As the lowest responsible bidder, with a bid of $630,380, RAM General Contracting was awarded the building project contract.
Demolition and excavation of the building.
Site work on the building project began.
While excavating for the new parking lot area, that was previously dirt, remnants of a small building were found buried. To maintain the integrity of the new parking lot, a soil expert engineer and the architect recommended removing the concrete and weathered dimensional lumber and back filling and compacting the area. A change order in the amount of $7,586 was approved by the board in a 4-1 vote. The board is closely monitoring the project budget and the project budget is still well-under the budget amount that was approved by the electorate (residents) at the March 2023 Annual Meeting.
Site work is being completed.
Footings were poured on August 23rd.
Foundation walls were poured on August 25th.
Underground plumbing was installed on August 31st and will be inspected on September 1st.
Floors and aprons were poured on September 5th and 6th.
Framing began on September 12th and the last truss was put in place on September 19th.
Dry-in of the roof is almost completed.
Roofing to begin on September 27th.
Electrical rough-in October 2nd-9th
Insulation and windows are put in, asphalt parking lost installed= October 6th
Exterior stone on the building is completed.
Interior insulation has been completed.
Mudding and taping have been completed.
Painting to begin the week of October 31st.
Electrical to be connect to the building on October 27th.
Siding begin on October 24th.
HVAC Ductwork being installed on October 25th.
Interior doors to be installed by October 27th.
The exterior siding has been completed.
The HVAC unit and ducting has been installed.
Interior painting will be started on November 6th.
Ceiling grid, tile floors, cabinetry and interior trim is scheduled to begin on November 13th.
The tentative final inspection is scheduled for December 7th.
Floors are prepped for flooring to be installed on December 5th,
HVAC and Plumbing inspections have been completed.
Phone and internet will be installed on December 7th.
Parking lot light has been installed.
Storefront doors to be installed the week of December 12th.
Most of the interior work has been completed.
Storefront doors to be installed on December 13th and 14th.
Sherburne County will inspect for temporary certificate of occupancy on December 14th.
The township has been granted a temporary certificate of occupancy.
The clerk's office and board meetings have moved back to the town hall.
Look for an open house to be scheduled.
Town Hall Building
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