INDIAN TRAIL – Indian Trail seems to be entering a new era – one free of drama.
First, residents re-elected Shirley Howe, as well as chose newcomers Jerry Morse, Mike Head and Monty Keistler over the likes of incumbents Gordon Daniels and Gary Savoie.
Then, the town council named Patrick Sadek its town manager on Nov. 14. Sadek had served as interim manager since the spring.
Next, they celebrate the opening of a new town hall.
The public is invited to tour the building and chat with town leaders 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at 315 Matthews-Indian Trail Road. Staff moves in the next week. Town business will be moved there, beginning Dec. 5.
Mayor Pro Tem David Cohn called it an amazing place after going through it for the first time.
“It’ll be something for the town to be proud of,” Cohn said. “As you know, I wanted the residents to have a vote on it. It didn’t happen that way, but now that we got it, let’s make the best out of it. It’s a beautiful building.”
The town hall will include a council chamber that seats more than 100 people, as well as three community rooms open to the public for rental, and an executive conference room available for reservation.
Meetings will be broadcast live on the town website and on TVs inside town hall in 2018.
One of the reasons Sadek got his job as town manager was bringing the new town hall project to a close.
“I am very thankful that our town council has shown their faith in me, and their faith in the great work our staff is doing, by naming me town manager,” Sadek said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to continue our efforts toward making Indian Trail the best it can be.”