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Waterbury To Break Ground On Municipal Complex

Vermont Integrated Architecture
Town of Waterbury
New construction will be added to Waterbury's existing library, creating a municipal complex that will house the library, historical society, municipal offices and a community meeting room.

Over three and a half years after Tropical Storm Irene devastated Waterbury, the town is breaking ground on a new municipal complex.

Since August 2011, many government services have made do with temporary facilities. The town offices are currently located above the fire department. Across Main Street, the village's police department occupies a rented space. While there are no imminent plans to build a police station, there are big plans to accommodate several town services in one place.

Monday, Waterbury breaks ground on a new municipal complex. The project involves adding new construction onto the building that currently houses Waterbury's library and historical society. Once renovated, the historical society and municipal offices will occupy the existing building, with the newly constructed space accommodating additional town offices, the library and a community meeting room.

"This is a $5 million project that is the result of years of planning following Tropical Storm Irene when the old municipal offices were destroyed," explained Barbara Farr, Waterbury's long term recovery director. "Construction is scheduled to take 40 weeks and be completed in January 2016."

A list of dignitaries is scheduled to attend the groundbreaking at 28 North Main Street Monday morning, including Gov. Peter Shumlin and Rep. Peter Welch. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. with comments from the governor. Parking will be available at the Dascomb Rowe Recreation Fields.

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