STALLINGS – Mayor Wyatt Dunn, Town Manager Alex Sewell and council members were among those breaking ground March 5 for a new town hall and public works facilities.
Sewell said he was thankful for those who were involved with the project, including town staff, Boomerang Design and Hoss Contracting Inc.
“A lot of people contributed.” Sewell said, “A lot of people I talked to said that they were involved with building the original Civic Building, so it was great to see things come full circle.”
The project is estimated to cost over $2 million and has been set in motion for about three years. It will be completed sometime in October.
“The idea came up during our yearly planning meeting,” Dunn said. “A lot of money has been saved, as we have been fiscally responsible for a long time.”
Dunn said the town could have paid for the building out-right, but chose to finance it and pay the debt off quickly.
The town hall will be 4,953 square feet, and the new Public Works building will measure 2,675 square feet.
Dunn said the extra space was needed for expansion.
“The town has grown, population-wise, 13,000 to about 17,000. I’m not a big fan of building government buildings to house government, but we implemented a public works department, we expanded a lot of services that the town does and needs. So when you do that, you need space.”