Afton to vote on new town hall proposal

AFTON – There will be a vote in the town of Afton on Feb. 7 to determine whether the town will take out a $400,000 loan to move the town offices to Rt. 7, outside the village.

According to former Supervisor Robert Briggs, the desire to change the location of the town hall, which has been discussed numerous times in the past, is primarily monetary, but also involves concerns with damage and mold to the structure as well as a lack of handicap accessible entrances and bathrooms.

Current Supervisor John Lawrence explained the project would combine four town facilities (town hall, the courthouse, the storage garage and a meeting room) which are currently serviced and heated separately, into one building. This, Lawrence explained, would provide a convenience and accessibility to members of the community.

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