Funding delay holds up Afton Town Hall project

AFTON – After a majority of Afton residents showed favor for a proposal to relocate their town hall offices to a newer, more efficient building, town officials say they’re ready to move forward with the project. That is, when all the money’s finally at hand.

In 2014, the Town of Afton was awarded $100,000 in grant money through the Office of State Senator Tom Libous for the purpose of buying and renovating an 8,000 square foot property, formerly owned by the company IVCI. The new location would house town business offices as well as the Afton Town Court offices.

In a 377-101 vote earlier this month, residents favored a proposal that the Afton Town Supervisor enter a contract to purchase the building. But so far, no contract has been signed and town officials say they’re still waiting to have all their financial ducks in a rowe before taking the next step.

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