Town Hall renovation on hold

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 7/27/2016 6:18:50 PM

A plan for a handicapped accessible entrance to the Wilton Town Hall will have to be put on hold, as the construction will likely be much more costly than originally expected.

In March, voters approved about $15,000 in funds to build a ramp and automated door at the town offices. However, after discussing the issue with architect Alison Meltzer and Department of Public Works Director Steve Elliott, it appears that the actual cost may be three times that amount or more, said Select Board Chair Kermit Williams in an interview with the Ledger-Transcript Tuesday.

“We will have to bring in a civil engineer to figure out our options, but almost certainly, we’ll be bringing this back to Town Meeting again,” said Williams. 

In other Select Board news:

The board has narrowed its list of candidates for a new Town Administrator position to a group of finalists and will begin interviews next week. The board hopes to have an administrator in place by the start of October.

The board agreed to post a sign at the Old Wilton Reservoir, advising people not to try to try to cross the dam, after receiving concerns about young people in the area walking across it.

The board came to an agreement regarding the mowing of Goss Park, which in prior years has been maintained by the Wilton Little League. The league no longer uses the ball field there. Wilton agreed to mow in the month of August, and Lyndeborough, whose residents also use the park, will mow it in September. 


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