After a season of delay, the town will be ready for business at its newly renovated town hall and community center, 2737 Main St., on Monday.
“I’m hoping and praying,” Supervisor Tim Horanburg said Tuesday. “It’s a matter of moving everything, phones and data lines. I think it will be a smooth move.”
The existing town hall at 2896 Transit Road was constructed almost 50 years ago and the town has outgrown the facility. When the opportunity arise, the town purchased and renovated the old Miller Hose fire hall for about $1.8 million. The fire company also had outgrown its original quarters and decided to build a new hall a half-mile south, at McKee Street.
“We like it,” Horanburg said of the new town hall. “The solar system is up and running and there is a unique heating and cooling system with a thermostat in every office. The people are really going to like it.”
Heavy lifting of desks and furniture will be done by the Niagara County Sheriff’s office work release program today and Thursday.
The cabinet color issue has yet to be resolved, however. The wrong ones were delivered; the doors are dark and do not match the woodwork.
“It will be resolved. It’s just a matter of when,” Horanburg said. “That has been hold up.”
The original project completion date was August 2009.
The community center has a kitchen and rooms that can be opened up for larger events. It’ll be home base for the Newfane Golden Agers, a senior citizens’ club, and a community events center.
The town courts, highway and water maintenance departments will remain at 2896 Transit Road. All phone numbers and e-mail addresses will remain the same for the time being, according to Robin L. Linhart, Horanburg’s confidential secretary.
A town hall/community center ribbon cutting and open house will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. May 1.